GENERIC NAME: PROBUCOL - ORAL (PRO-byou-coal)
USES: This medication is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of cholesterol may block the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease. For best results, this medication must be used along with an exercise program and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication as prescribed. It is usually taken with the morning and evening meals. It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, headache, dizziness, numbness or tingling of the face, fingers or toes may occur during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: swelling of face/hands/ feet/mouth, fainting. If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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