dexfenfluramine-oral, Redux (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, diarrhea, gas, nausea, headache, dry mouth, runny nose, sweating, altered sense of taste, constipation, heartburn, anxiety, insomnia or depression may occur. If these effects continue or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: breathing trouble, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, vision changes, stomach pain, swelling of the feet or ankles, rapid pulse, unusual weakness, muscle aches skin rash. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease (pulmonary hypertension), breathing problems, thyroid problems, glaucoma, liver disease, any allergies. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Use caution while driving or performing tasks requiring alertness as this drug may cause drowsiness. This medication should not be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This drug should be used with caution in the elderly.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and non- prescription medication you may take, especially: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine), migraine headache drugs (e.g., ergot drugs, sumatriptan). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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