potassium iodide w/theophylline-oral, Elixophyllin KI (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Nervousness, headache, tremors, acne, loss of appetite, stomach upset, diarrhea or trouble sleeping may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, muscle twitching, fever, weakness, unusual tiredness, swelling neck or throat, mouth sores, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, metallic taste. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: thyroid disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Addison's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, stomach disorders, skin problems, allergies. Because this product contains iodine, its use is not recommended during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, breast-feeding is not recommended while taking this medication. Consult your doctor.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use, including: medication for thyroid disease, potassium supplements, diuretics (water pills), lithium, heart medications, antibiotics, St John's wort, ulcer medication, fluvoxamine (an SSRI antidepressant), birth control pills. Tell your doctor if you smoke or start or stop smoking while taking this medication. Smoking can alter the effects of this drug. Limit your intake of caffeine-containing foods (coffee, tea, colas, chocolate) which can increase the side effects of this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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