SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, drowsiness or anxiety 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, palpitations, skin rash, high blood pressure, dizziness, flushing, tremors, nervousness, mental confusion. Notify your doctor if breathing difficulty continues or becomes worse. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, asthma, emphysema, high blood pressure, ulcers, seizures, glaucoma, drug dependency, allergies. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness if this medication makes you drowsy. Avoid alcoholic beverages which can add to the drowsiness. Because this combination medication contains phenobarbital, the use of this drug is not recommended during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: medication for blood pressure, antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), fluvoxamine (an SSRI antidepressant), narcotic pain medications (e.g., codeine). Smoking can reduce the effects of this medication. Inform your doctor if you smoke before taking this. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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