GENERIC NAME: METHOTRIMEPRAZINE - ORAL TABLET, LIQUID (METH-oh-try-MEP-ruh-zeen)
USES: This medication has calming, sedating and pain relieving actions. It is used for a variety of reasons which may include treatment of anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, psychiatric illness, nausea and vomiting or pain relief.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication as directed. This may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Do not increase your dose or take this more often without your doctor's approval.
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dry mouth or constipation may occur especially the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, rapid or pounding heartbeat, difficulty urinating, unusual or jerky movements, yellowing of the skin or eyes, mental confusion, unusual weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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