methotrimeprazine-oral tablet, liquid (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: liver problems, heart problems, blood disorders, seizure disorders, prostate trouble, glaucoma, allergies (especially drug allergies). Use caution driving or operating machinery if this medication makes you drowsy. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears 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: narcotic pain relievers, seizure medication, sleep agents, tranquilizers, allergy medication. It is recommended to avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication since it can enhance side effects. 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 restlessness, muscle spasms, tremors, twitching, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, and seizures.
NOTES: Laboratory tests may be done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug if you take this medication for a long time.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take 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 away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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