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CODEINE AND CALCIUM IODIDE SYRUP, Calcidrine (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have: allergies (especially allergies to drugs, shellfish, iodine), iodism, thyroid disease, blood vessel disease, lung disease, liver problems, a drug dependency. This product is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medication. The medications in this product are excreted into human milk. Discuss the risks and benefits of breast-feeding with your doctor. Prolonged use or excessive dosages of iodine may lead to serious thyroid problems. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Because of the possible drowsiness and dizziness effects, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and limit alcohol intake, since alcohol can intensify these effects.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may take, especially of: lithium, antithyroid drugs (e.g., propylthiouracil-PTU), anesthetic barbiturates (e.g., thiopental), barbiturates (e.g., primidone, phenobarbital), sleeping medication, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety medicine (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine, morphine), psychiatric medications, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants (e.g., cyclobenzaprine), 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 slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.

NOTES: False positive results may be obtained if this medication is taken before certain stool specimen tests (guaiac).

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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