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isopropamide w/trifluoperazine-oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: This medication may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen and protective clothing. Use of alcohol or other sedatives can cause extreme drowsiness. Limit alcohol use. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Small amounts of this combination product appear in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Inform your doctor about all the medications you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially: anti-depressants, drugs to treat an overactive thyroid, lithium, narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine). 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 unusual drowsiness or dizziness, unusually dry mouth or thirst, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, fever, rapid pulse or breathing, confusion, sleepiness, and loss of consciousness.

NOTES: Management of digestive disorders may often include lifestyle changes such as increased exercise, change in diet, stop smoking and reduction of stress. Discuss the benefits of lifestyle changes with your health care provider.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not freeze liquid forms of this medication.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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