anileridine-oral tablet (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: lung diseases, liver problems, heart disease, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, a seizure disorder, history of drug/alcohol abuse, drug allergies. Use caution when engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving. Limit alcohol intake because it may add to the dizziness/drowsiness effects of this medication. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), anti-seizure drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, other narcotic pain relievers, cimetidine. 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 cold and clammy skin, low body temperature, slowed breathing, slowed heartbeat, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, deep sleep, and loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you are taking this medication on a schedule and should miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as remembered, unless it is near the time for the next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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