flupentixol-oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney or liver disease, heart disease, blood or blood vessel disease, brain disorders, other psychiatric disorders, Parkinson's disease, pheochromocytoma, seizure disorder, glaucoma, any allergies. Because this medication may cause drowsiness, use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness. It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medication. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors. This medication can reduce sweating making you more susceptible to heat stroke. Avoid strenuous work or exercise in hot weather. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication may be excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially those that may cause drowsiness such as: sedatives, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), anti-anxiety agents (e.g., diazepam), antidepressants or other psychiatric medicine, dopamine-type drugs (e.g., cabergoline, pergolide, bromocriptine, pramipexole), muscle relaxants (e.g., cyclobenzaprine), drowsiness-causing antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), atropine-like drugs, anti- seizure drugs. Many cough-and-cold products contain ingredients that may add a drowsiness effect. Before using cough-and-cold medications, ask your doctor or 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 muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, increased salivation, fast heartbeat, fever, difficulty breathing, severe dizziness, drowsiness, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

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