dexfenfluramine-oral, Redux (cont.)
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.
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 agitation, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, tremor, shivering, fever, sweating, stomach pain, dilated pupils, fast heartbeat, and seizures.
NOTES: For best results, this is used along with any dietary guidelines or other weight loss programs recommended by your doctor. The most noticeable results are seen in the first 4 to 6 weeks. If you are scheduled for a urine drug screen, be aware that this medication can cause false-positive results for amphetamines.
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 between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and light as directed. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep out of the reach of children.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 10/13/2008
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