GENERIC NAME: TRIMETHOBENZAMIDE - ORAL (trye-METH-oh-BEN-za-mide)
BRAND NAME(S): Tigan
USES: This medication is used to treat nausea and vomiting that can occur following surgery or with certain stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., gastroenteritis). Treating vomiting quickly can prevent a serious loss of body water (dehydration). Trimethobenzamide belongs to a class of drugs known as antiemetics. It works by decreasing the signals in the brain that lead to vomiting.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 3-4 times daily as needed or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to therapy. Take this medication exactly as directed to get the most benefit from it. Do not take more medication or take it more often than prescribed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Diarrhea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, or muscle cramps 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: confusion, muscle spasms, unusual uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs), shaking (tremor), restlessness, drooling.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe arching of the back, mouth sores, unusual bleeding/bruising, seizures, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.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.
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