tiopronin - oral, Thiola (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Continue to drink plenty of water (e.g., 2 glasses of water with each meal, at bedtime, and during the night) and to take the alkali medication (e.g., potassium citrate) as directed by your doctor. Closely follow the diet recommended by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dose is also based on weight.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Decreased sense of taste/smell, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell 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: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), muscle/joint pain, swelling of lymph nodes, wrinkling/thinning skin, tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat, easy bruising/bleeding, coughing up blood, change in the amount of urine, painful urination, dark/cloudy/bloody urine, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, seizures, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: yellowing skin/eyes, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe abdominal/stomach pain.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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