GENERIC NAME: TRIMEBUTINE - ORAL TABLET (try-meh-BYOU-teen)
HOW TO USE: Take this by mouth as directed before meals usually three times a day. Do not increase the dose, take it more often or continue taking this for longer than prescribed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, foul taste, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue or headache may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rash, anxiety, difficulty urinating, painful enlargement of the breast, hearing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: This medication is also available in an injectable form for persons unable to tolerate oral medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store tablets at room temperature away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
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