SIDE EFFECTS: Mild stomach upset or mouth sores may occur. If these continue or are bothersome, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report: vomiting, moderate or severe stomach pain, pink-colored urine. Very unlikely but report: rash, fever, persistent sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, hair loss. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, especially: any allergies (including drug allergies), kidney disease. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into human milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. This drug and others may be ineffective in highly drug- resistant areas such as Southeast Asia and the Pacific, so consult your doctor if traveling to these areas.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may take. 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.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with anyone else.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take 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-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature around 77 degrees F (around 25 degrees C) away from light 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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