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cyproterone-oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, especially: any allergies, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, history of blood clots, Addison's disease, diabetes, depression. Limit or avoid use of alcohol while taking this medication. It may interfere with the effect of the medication. Caution when performing activities which require alertness. This medication may cause infertility or abnormal sperm. Consult your doctor regarding any conception issues. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen when in the sun if you develop any "sunburn" reaction from this medication.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may take, especially: estrogen drugs (e.g., ethinyl estradiol, diethylstilbestrol), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), diabetes medicine (e.g., insulin, metformin, chlorpropamide, glyburide), androgens (e.g., testosterone), sleep medicines, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicine, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). 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.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with anyone else.

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 away from light and moisture.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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