dextromethorphan with iodinated glycerol-oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, acne, loss of appetite or nausea may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid pulse, skin rash, tremors, nervousness, tingling of the hands or feet, unusual weakness, difficulty swallowing, mental confusion. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: thyroid disease, lung disease, cystic fibrosis, skin disorders, any allergies. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, breast-feeding is not recommended while taking this medication. Consult your doctor.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: thyroid drugs, diuretics (water pills), lithium, MAO inhibitors (e.g., linezolid, furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine). 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 nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, slowed breathing, and seizures.
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