trimethobenzamide-rectal, Tigan, Triban (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness or headache may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine), blurred vision, mental confusion, muscle cramps, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: high fever, stomach problems (gastroenteritis), swelling/disease of the brain (encephalitis/encephalopathy), mineral (electrolyte) imbalance, any allergies. Do not give children trimethobenzamide to treat vomiting when the cause of vomiting is unknown. Trimethobenzamide may worsen Reye's Syndrome, a rare but serious illness. Do not give trimethobenzamide (or aspirin or acetaminophen) to a child with symptoms of Reye's Syndrome (sudden, severe, persistent vomiting; drowsiness or stupor; unusual behavior; and seizures). Call the doctor immediately if these symptoms are present. Children and teenagers should not use this drug if they have chickenpox, influenza, or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you drowsy or dizzy. Limit alcohol intake because it will add to the dizziness or drowsiness effects of 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 if this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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