tiopronin - oral, Thiola (cont.)
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.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tiopronin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to this medication or have had very severe side effects (e.g., blood disorders) from 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.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (e.g., anemia, low platelet count), liver disease, kidney disease.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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