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PROPOXYPHENE W/ASPIRIN-ORAL (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: warfarin, cimetidine, acetazolamide, other narcotic pain drugs, corticosteroids, methotrexate, medication for arthritis, drugs for gout, diabetes medications. Also report drugs that make you dizzy or drowsy, such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, psychiatric drugs (e.g., antidepressants), drowsiness-causing antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Because this medication contains aspirin, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking other medications containing pain relievers. Pain relievers can be found in many cough-and-cold preparations. 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 slow and shallow breathing, unusual sleepiness, dizziness, decreased pupil size, cold and clammy skin, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears, headache, sweating, thirst, nausea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

NOTES: To prevent constipation, increase your intake of fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise. Do not share this medication with others.

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.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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