SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause congestion, runny nose, nasal irritation, eye irritation, dizziness, headache or increased bowel movements. These side effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they become bothersome or persist, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: breathing difficulties, stomach cramps, drowsiness, weight gain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before you use lypressin, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or if you have high blood pressure or coronary artery disease (heart disease). Ask your doctor how much, if any, alcohol you may drink. Alcohol interferes with the action of lypressin by increasing urination. If your nose is congested, you may have to alter your dose.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before you use lypressin, tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking, especially: carbamazepine, chlorpropamide. 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.
NOTES: Do not allow anyone else to use this medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the 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.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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