GENERIC NAME: PHENACEMIDE - ORAL (feh-NASS-eh-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Phenurone
HOW TO USE: This medication may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed. Your dose may be increased during the first several weeks to determine the best dose for you. Do not stop taking this or increase your dose without first consulting your doctor. While taking this medication, your doctor may schedule lab tests to monitor the effectiveness of the medication.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, drowsiness or sleeplessness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Muscle aches and mood changes have also been reported. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: fever, sore throat, mouth sores, skin rash, unusual bleeding or bruising, extreme weakness, pale stools, dark urine. Because this medication may cause dizziness or drowsiness, use caution when driving or performing tasks requiring alertness. This medication may cause mood changes. Be aware of this and notify your doctor if you experience: depression, aggression, personality changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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