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PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, severe infection, enzyme deficiencies (plasma cholinesterase). Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate certain side effects of this drug. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving). Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly, as this group may be more sensitive to drug effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: other local anesthetics, theophylline, imipramine, fluvoxamine, verapamil, flecainide, tocainide, mexiletine. 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 others.

MISSED DOSE: Not applicable.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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