paramethadione- oral, Paradione (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: liver problems, kidney problems, eye disorders, blood disorders, any allergies. This medication may increase your sensitivity to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Paramethadione is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication. 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. While taking this drug, use of alcohol and other sedative type medications can lead to extreme drowsiness. 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 drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, loss of coordination, and loss of consciousness.
NOTES: It is recommended to wear or carry medication identification indicating you are taking this drug.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost 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 sunlight and moisture.
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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