METRONIDAZOLE SUPPOSITORY-VAGINAL (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: nervous system (neurological) disorders (e.g., seizures, neuropathy), blood problems (e.g., low red and/or white blood cell counts), low blood thyroid levels (hypothyroidism), adrenal gland problem (hypoadrenalism). Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Also, alcohol use combined with this medication may increase your risk of certain side effects (e.g., vomiting, stomach upset, vision problems). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: disulfiram, lithium, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), certain anti-seizure medicine (e.g., phenobarbital, phenytoin), fluorouracil. This drug may interfere with certain laboratory tests (e.g., liver function tests). 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: disorientation, seizures.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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