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SIDE EFFECTS: Redness or pain at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, trouble breathing, swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), kidney problems, low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), swelling (edema), any allergies you may have. This product contains aluminium which may build up with prolonged use and may have harmful effects in certain patients (e.g., patients with kidney problems including premature newborns). Consult your doctor for more details. Caution is advised when using this drug in infants since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: "water pills" (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), corticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone), corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone). 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 trouble breathing, or swelling.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. If the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Consult your pharmacist for details about stability and storage after mixing with other IV medications. Discard any unused liquid.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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