alprostadil-injection, Prostin VR Pediatric (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Fever, irritability, stiffness, jitteriness, flushing, diarrhea, easy bruising or bleeding may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform the doctor. The patient will be watched closely since seizures, a rapid or slow heart rate and breathing trouble can occur while using this medication. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: This medication is for use in infants only. Tell the doctor of: bleeding tendencies, breathing problems, any allergies.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell the doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication taken. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include interrupted breathing (apnea), slow heartbeat, fever, low blood pressure, weakness, or flushing.

NOTES: Laboratory tests and continuous monitoring will be done to determine the medication effects and to prevent side effects.

MISSED DOSE: This medication is given on a continuous basis. It is important that each dose be received as scheduled.

STORAGE: This medication is freshly prepared each day. Properly discard of any unused medication after 24 hours.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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