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PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: asthma, glaucoma, ulcers, difficulty in urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, an overactive thyroid gland. Limit the use of alcohol or other sedating type medications to avoid excessive drowsiness. A preservative (benzyl alcohol) which may be found in this product or in the liquid used to mix this product (diluent) can infrequently cause serious problems (sometimes death), if given in large amounts (more than 100 mg/kg daily) to an infant during the first months of life (neonatal period). The risk is also greater with low birth weight infants. Symptoms include sudden gasping, low blood pressure, or a very slow heartbeat. Report these symptoms to the doctor immediately should they occur. If possible, a preservative-free product should be used when treating neonates. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Because this medication appears in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Do not take for several days before allergy testing. Test results can be affected.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you use, especially of: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression or seizures, narcotics (medication for pain), other medication for colds/hay fever/allergies. Do not take this drug if you have taken an MAO inhibitor (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within the last two weeks. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.



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