PRECAUTIONS: Before taking ambenonium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anticholinesterase medications (e.g., neostigmine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, seizures, a certain nerve disorder (vagotonia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), Parkinson's disease, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., blockage, severe constipation, ulcer, megacolon), urinary blockage, heart disease (e.g., slow/irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness. This side effect can increase the risk of falling.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: atropine, mecamylamine.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting ambenonium.Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin), antiarrhythmic medications (e.g., quinidine), cholinergic drugs (e.g., bethanechol).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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