tacrine - oral, Cognex (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, muscle aches, shaking (tremors), and loss of balance may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: weight loss, slow heartbeat, trouble urinating, change in amount of urine.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, seizures.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tacrine, 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: history of liver problems caused by tacrine.Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), heart problems (e.g., abnormal heart rhythm), liver disease, seizures, stomach/intestinal disease (e.g., ulcers, bleeding), trouble urinating.This drug may cause loss of coordination. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires good coordination until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.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 passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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