iodinated glycerol-oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: a thyroid condition. This medication may worsen acne. This medication must be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Because small amounts of this medication appear in breast milk, consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: lithium, thyroid medications. 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, fast heartbeat, stomach pain, distressed breathing, dizziness or fainting, and loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Water is believed to be the best expectorant. Take each dose of this medication with a full glass of water and drink plenty of fluids to help break up the mucous.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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