reserpine - oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking reserpine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: current or previous depression (especially with suicidal thoughts/attempts), current stomach/intestinal ulcer, a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis), current shock treatments (electroconvulsive therapy-ECT).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: history of stomach/intestinal ulcer, gallbladder disease (gallstones), liver disease.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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