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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) while using this medication or within 2 weeks (before or after) of treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious, possibly fatal, drug interaction may occur. If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this drug. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: blood pressure medications (e.g., diuretics, veratrum alkaloids), antidepressants (e.g., tricyclics such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline), beta blockers (e.g., propranolol), methyldopa, mecamylamine, reserpine, cimetidine, bromocriptine, guanethidine, guanadrel. Drugs that cause drowsiness such as: medicine for sleep (e.g., sedatives), tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, or tricyclics such as amitriptyline), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, or diet aids) because they may contain ingredients which can cause drowsiness, or increases in your blood pressure or heart rate. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. 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: extreme tiredness, deep sleep, slowed breathing, fast/irregular heartbeat, cold or clammy skin, loss of consciousness.

NOTES: If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days or if you develop a high fever or persistent headache, notify your doctor promptly. Do not share this medication with others.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use 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 the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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