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Triveen-CF NAC


Pronunciation: meth-ill-FOE-late/meth-ill-koe-BAL-a-min/a-se-teel-SIS-teen
Generic Name: L-Methylfolate/Methylcobalamin/N-Acetylcysteine
Brand Name: Examples include Cerefolin with NAC and Triveen-CF NAC
Triveen-CF NAC is used for:

Supplying nutritional requirements of certain patients with neurovascular oxidative stress or high blood levels of homocysteine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Triveen-CF NAC is a nutritional supplement. It works by providing the body with folate, vitamin B12, and a form of antioxidant, which helps to reduce or eliminate oxidative stress and lower homocysteine levels.

Do NOT use Triveen-CF NAC if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Triveen-CF NAC you are very ill

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Triveen-CF NAC:

Some medical conditions may interact with Triveen-CF NAC. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have anemia, liver problems, kidney stones, or a history of ulcers

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Triveen-CF NAC. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Antibiotics (eg, penicillin, cephalexin, ciprofloxacin), cholestyramine, colchicine, colestipol, metformin, nitrous oxide, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen), para-aminosalicylic acid, potassium chloride, or sulfasalazine because they may decrease the effectiveness of Triveen-CF NAC Fluorouracil or nitrates (eg, nitroglycerin) because their side effects may be increased Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), carbamazepine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), primidone, pyrimethamine, or valproic acid because their effectiveness may be decreased by Triveen-CF NAC

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Triveen-CF NAC may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Triveen-CF NAC:

Use Triveen-CF NAC as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Triveen-CF NAC may be taken with or without food. If you miss a dose of Triveen-CF NAC, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Triveen-CF NAC.

Important safety information: Diabetes patients - Triveen-CF NAC may cause incorrect test results with some ketone tests. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet. Triveen-CF NAC is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 12 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Triveen-CF NAC, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Triveen-CF NAC during pregnancy. Triveen-CF NAC is excreted in breast milk. Do not breastfeed while you are taking Triveen-CF NAC. Possible side effects of Triveen-CF NAC:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bloated feeling; headache; itching; mild diarrhea; mild fever; nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); lower back or side pain.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Triveen-CF NAC:

Store Triveen-CF NAC at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Keep Triveen-CF NAC out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Triveen-CF NAC, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Triveen-CF NAC is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Triveen-CF NAC. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Triveen-CF NAC resources Triveen-CF NAC Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Triveen-CF NAC Drug Interactions Triveen-CF NAC Support Group 4 Reviews for Triveen-CF NAC - Add your own review/rating Compare Triveen-CF NAC with other medications Dietary Supplementation Hyperhomocysteinemia
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chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane


Generic Name: chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane (kon DROI tin, gloo KOSE a meen, and METH il sul FON il METH ane)
Brand names: Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM, Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Complex, Osteo Bi-Flex Advanced, Osteo Bi-Flex Plus MSM, Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM

What is chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane?

Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance formed of sugar chains. Chondroitin is believed to help the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints.

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that is believed to help develop and renew cartilage (the hard connective tissue mainly located on bones near joints in the body), and keep it lubricated for better joint movement and flexibility.

Methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring form of sulfur that helps support muscles and tendons in the body.

The combination of chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane is used to aid in maintaining healthy joints. It is also used as a nutritional supplement in people with osteoarthritis or other inflammatory joint disorders.

Not all uses for chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane have been approved by the FDA. Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane? Not all uses for this product have been approved by the FDA. Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.

Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.

Before using this product, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane if you have diabetes, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia, if you have allergies to certain drugs, if you are overweight, or if you are on a low-salt diet.

Do not take chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane without the medical advice if you are using insulin, or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven). Avoid taking chitosan (usually marketed as a weight-loss product) while you are taking chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane. Chitosan can make it harder for your body to absorb chondroitin. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane? You should not use this product if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider if it is safe for you to use this product if you have:

diabetes;

a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia;

if you have allergies to certain drugs;

if you are overweight; or

if you are on a low-salt diet.

It is not known whether chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane will harm an unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this product. It is not known whether chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this product without telling your healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane?

When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.

If you choose to use chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.

It may take up several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a few weeks of treatment.

Glucosamine may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood. If you have diabetes, you may need to check your blood sugar more often while taking this medication. You may also need to adjust your insulin dosage. Do not change your dose or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. What should I avoid while taking chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane? Avoid taking chitosan (usually marketed as a weight-loss product) while you are taking chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane. Chitosan can make it harder for your body to absorb chondroitin. Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild nausea, upset stomach;

heartburn; or

diarrhea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

insulin; or

a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane. Tell your healthcare provider about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

More chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane resources Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane Drug Interactions Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane Support Group 1 Review for Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane - Add your own review/rating Compare chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane with other medications Dietary Supplementation Osteoarthritis Where can I get more information? Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
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Usept


Pronunciation: bell-a-DON-a/meth-EN-a-meen/METH-i-leen/FEN-ill sa-LI-si-late
Generic Name: Belladonna Alkaloids/Methenamine/Methylene Blue/Phenyl Salicylate
Brand Name: Examples include Urised and Usept
Usept is used for:

Treating painful and irritating symptoms of the urinary tract due to urinary tract infections or diagnostic procedures.

Usept is a urinary antiseptic, analgesic, and anticholinergic combination. It works by helping to kill bacteria in the urine, decreasing pain and inflammation, and reducing muscle spasms in the urinary tract. These actions work together to help relieve discomfort while urinating.

Do NOT use Usept if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Usept you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to aspirin, other salicylate medicines, or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib) you have angle-closure glaucoma, problems with your esophagus, bowel motility problems, a blockage of your bladder or bowel, severe intestinal problems (eg, ulcerative colitis), severe bleeding, flu or chickenpox, myasthenia gravis, severe kidney problems, or you are severely dehydrated you are taking a sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethizole)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Usept:

Some medical conditions may interact with Usept. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have constipation, diarrhea, an infection of the stomach or bowel, a hiatal hernia, or stomach ulcers if you have nervous system problems, glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency, gout, influenza, Kawasaki syndrome, rheumatic disease, open-angle glaucoma, risk factors for angle-closure glaucoma, kidney or liver problems, an enlarged prostate, bladder problems, or you are unable to urinate if you have a history of stroke or brain blood vessel problems (eg, aneurysm), an irregular heartbeat, heart blood vessel problems, congestive heart failure, heart valve problems, or other heart problems if you are on a low-salt diet

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Usept. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Anticholinergics (eg, benztropine) because the side effects of Usept may be increased Ketoconazole because the effectiveness of Usept may be decreased Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors or narcotic pain medicine (eg, codeine) because the risk of serious side effects may be increased Medicine for myasthenia gravis (eg, ambenonium), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethizole), thiazide diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), or urinary alkalinizers (eg, sodium bicarbonate) because effectiveness may be decreased by Usept

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Usept may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Usept:

Use Usept as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Usept may be taken with or without food. Do not take antacids or antidiarrheal medicines (eg, loperamide) within 1 hour before or after taking Usept. Drink plenty of fluids while taking Usept. If you miss a dose of Usept, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Usept.

Important safety information: Usept may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Usept. Using Usept alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks. Do not take Usept more often or in larger amounts than prescribed by your health care provider. Usept may discolor the urine or feces a blue-green color. This is normal and not a cause for concern. Usept contains an aspirin-like medicine, which has been linked to Reye syndrome. Do not give Usept to children or teenagers during or after chickenpox, flu, or other viral infections without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Use Usept with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially excitement, agitation, drowsiness, and confusion. Usept is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 6 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Usept can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Usept, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Usept during pregnancy. Usept is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Usept, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Usept:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dry mouth; flushing; nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; difficulty urinating; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Usept side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Usept:

Store Usept at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Usept out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Usept, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Usept is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Usept. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Usept resources Usept Side Effects (in more detail) Usept Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Usept Drug Interactions Usept Support Group 0 Reviews for Usept - Add your own review/rating Darcalma Prescribing Information (FDA) Darcalma Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum) Darpaz Prescribing Information (FDA) Phosenamine Prescribing Information (FDA) Phosphasal Prescribing Information (FDA) Phosphasal Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Prosed EC Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Urelle Prescribing Information (FDA) Uribel Prescribing Information (FDA) Ustell Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Usept with other medications Urinary Tract Infection
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Citrucel Lax


Generic Name: methylcellulose (METH il SEL yoo los)
Brand Names: Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF

What is Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)?

Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative. Methylcellulose absorbs liquid in the intestines and makes a bulky, softer stool which is easier to pass.

Methylcellulose helps relieve constipation and to maintain regularity.

Methylcellulose may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)? Do not use methylcellulose without first talking to your doctor if you have stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing. Taking methylcellulose without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing after taking methylcellulose, seek immediate medical attention. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)? Do not take methylcellulose without first talking to your doctor if you have

stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, or vomiting;

difficulty swallowing; or

intestinal obstruction or fecal impaction.

You may not be able to take methylcellulose or you may require special monitoring while taking methylcellulose if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Each level scoop of sugar-free methylcellulose powder contains 52 mg of phenylalanine. Individuals with phenylketonuria may need to monitor their intake of this additive.

Talk to your doctor before taking methylcellulose if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. How should I take Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)?

Take methylcellulose exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take methylcellulose capsules with a full glass (at least 8 ounces) of water or another liquid.

Mix methylcellulose powder with at least 8 ounces of water or another noncarbonated beverage. Mix briskly and drink promptly.

Taking methylcellulose without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking.

If methylcellulose has produced no effect within one week or if rectal bleeding occurs, stop taking methylcellulose and contact your doctor. Do not take more methylcellulose than is recommended or for longer than one week except under the direction of your doctor.

If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing after taking methylcellulose, seek immediate medical attention. Store methylcellulose at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a methylcellulose overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while taking Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)?

There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with methylcellulose unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose) side effects If you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects, stop taking methylcellulose and seek medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

chest pain;

difficulty swallowing;

rectal bleeding; or

severe abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Citrucel Lax (methylcellulose)?

Methylcellulose can interact with other medications. Before taking methylcellulose, talk to your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines. You may not be able to take methylcellulose, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any other medicines.

More Citrucel Lax resources Citrucel Lax Side Effects (in more detail) Citrucel Lax Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Citrucel Lax Drug Interactions Citrucel Lax Support Group 0 Reviews for Citrucel Lax - Add your own review/rating Citrucel Prescribing Information (FDA) Citrucel MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Citrucel Lax with other medications Constipation Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has more information about methylcellulose written for health professionals that you may read.

See also: Citrucel Lax side effects (in more detail)


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L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2


Pronunciation: meth-ill-FOE-late
Generic Name: L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2
Brand Name: Cerefolin
L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 is used for:

Managing hyperhomocysteinemia or to supplement the diet. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 is a vitamin combination. It provides nutritional supplementation for certain nutritional requirements.

Do NOT use L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 if: you are allergic to any ingredient in L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2:

Some medical conditions may interact with L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have Leber hereditary optic atrophy (an eye disease) or megaloblastic anemia

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Fluorouracil because its actions and side effects may be increased Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because the effectiveness of these medicines may be decreased, leading to increased seizure frequency

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2:

Use L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 may be taken with or without food. If you miss taking a dose of L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2.

Important safety information: Do not take large doses of vitamins unless directed to by your doctor. Check any other vitamin products you may be taking for folic acid content. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any other medicine that you take contains folic acid. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 during pregnancy. It is unknown if L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Drowsiness; feeling of swelling of the entire body; mild diarrhea; numbness or tingling.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2:

Store L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 resources L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 Drug Interactions L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 Support Group 4 Reviews for L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 - Add your own review/rating Compare L-Methylfolate/B12/B6/B2 with other medications Dietary Supplementation Hyperhomocysteinemia
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Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid


Pronunciation: sih-METH-ih-cone
Generic Name: Simethicone
Brand Name: Gas-X Extra Strength
Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid is used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid is an antiflatulent. It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.

Do NOT use Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid:

Some medical conditions may interact with Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid. However, no specific interactions with Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid:

Use Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose. If you miss a dose of Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. If your condition persists, contact your health care provider. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid during pregnancy. It is unknown if Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Gas-X Extra Strength side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid:

Store Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Avoid temperatures above 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). Keep Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gas-X Extra Strength Liquid. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops


Pronunciation: sih-METH-ih-cone
Generic Name: Simethicone
Brand Name: Gas-X Infant Drops
Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops are used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops are an antiflatulent. It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.

Do NOT use Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops:

Some medical conditions may interact with Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops. However, no specific interactions with Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops:

Use Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Fill the enclosed dropper to the recommended dose level and dispense liquid slowly into the infant's mouth, toward the inner cheek. The dose may be mixed with 1 ounce cool water, infant formula, or juice. Do not add Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops to hot liquid. Clean dropper after each use and replace original cap. If you miss a dose of Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. If your condition persists, contact your health care provider. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops during pregnancy. It is unknown if Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops are excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Gas-X Infant side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops:

Store Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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Charcoal


Pronunciation: CHAR-kole/sye-METH-i-kone
Generic Name: Charcoal
Brand Name: Examples include Bicarsim and Bicarsim Forte
Charcoal is used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Charcoal is an antiflatulent and adsorbent combination. It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes the gas easier to eliminate.

Do NOT use Charcoal if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Charcoal

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Charcoal:

Some medical conditions may interact with Charcoal. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Charcoal. However, no specific interactions with Charcoal are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Charcoal may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Charcoal:

Use Charcoal as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Charcoal as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Charcoal may interfere with the absorption of many other medicines. Talk to your doctor about taking Charcoal 2 hours before or after taking any other medicine. If you miss a dose of Charcoal and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Charcoal.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. If your condition persists, contact your doctor. Charcoal may cause your stools to turn black. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Charcoal, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Charcoal during pregnancy. It is unknown if Charcoal is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Charcoal, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Charcoal:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; temporary darkening of the stool; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Charcoal:

Store Charcoal at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Avoid temperatures above 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). Keep Charcoal out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Charcoal, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Charcoal is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Charcoal. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Charcoal resources Charcoal Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Charcoal Drug Interactions Charcoal Support Group 0 Reviews for Charcoal - Add your own review/rating Charcoal Natural MedFacts for Professionals (Wolters Kluwer) charcoal Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum) Charcoal, Activated Monograph (AHFS DI) Compare Charcoal with other medications Gas
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Simethicone Suspension


Pronunciation: sih-METH-ih-cone
Generic Name: Simethicone
Brand Name: Examples include Genasyme and Mylicon
Simethicone Suspension is used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Simethicone Suspension is an antiflatulent. It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.

Do NOT use Simethicone Suspension if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Simethicone Suspension

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Simethicone Suspension:

Some medical conditions may interact with Simethicone Suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Simethicone Suspension. However, no specific interactions with Simethicone Suspension are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Simethicone Suspension may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Simethicone Suspension:

Use Simethicone Suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Simethicone Suspension as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Shake Simethicone Suspension well before using. Fill the enclosed dropper to the recommended dose level and dispense liquid slowly into the infant's mouth, toward the inner cheek. The dose may be mixed with 1 ounce cool water, infant formula, or juice. Do not add Simethicone Suspension to hot liquid. Clean dropper after each use and replace original cap. If you miss a dose of Simethicone Suspension and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Simethicone Suspension.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. If your condition persists, contact your health care provider. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Simethicone Suspension, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Simethicone Suspension during pregnancy. It is unknown if Simethicone Suspension is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Simethicone Suspension, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Simethicone Suspension:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Simethicone Suspension:

Store Simethicone Suspension at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Simethicone Suspension out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Simethicone Suspension, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Simethicone Suspension is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Simethicone Suspension. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Simethicone resources Simethicone Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Drug Images Simethicone Support Group 2 Reviews for Simethicone - Add your own review/rating Compare Simethicone with other medications Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication Functional Gastric Disorder Gas Postoperative Gas Pains
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Genasyme Suspension


Pronunciation: sih-METH-ih-cone
Generic Name: Simethicone
Brand Name: Examples include Genasyme and Mylicon
Genasyme Suspension is used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Genasyme Suspension is an antiflatulent. It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.

Do NOT use Genasyme Suspension if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Genasyme Suspension

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Genasyme Suspension:

Some medical conditions may interact with Genasyme Suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Genasyme Suspension. However, no specific interactions with Genasyme Suspension are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Genasyme Suspension may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Genasyme Suspension:

Use Genasyme Suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Genasyme Suspension as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Shake Genasyme Suspension well before using. Fill the enclosed dropper to the recommended dose level and dispense liquid slowly into the infant's mouth, toward the inner cheek. The dose may be mixed with 1 ounce cool water, infant formula, or juice. Do not add Genasyme Suspension to hot liquid. Clean dropper after each use and replace original cap. If you miss a dose of Genasyme Suspension and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Genasyme Suspension.

Important safety information: Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. If your condition persists, contact your health care provider. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Genasyme Suspension, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Genasyme Suspension during pregnancy. It is unknown if Genasyme Suspension is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Genasyme Suspension, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Genasyme Suspension:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Genasyme side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Genasyme Suspension:

Store Genasyme Suspension at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Genasyme Suspension out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Genasyme Suspension, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Genasyme Suspension is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Genasyme Suspension. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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paramethadione


Generic Name: paramethadione (pare ah meth ah DYE own)
Brand Names: Paradione

What is paramethadione?

Paramethadione is a seizure medication. The exact way that it works is unknown.

Paramethadione is used to control absence ("petit mal") seizures.

Paramethadione may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about paramethadione? Do not stop taking your medication even if you feel better. It is important to continue taking paramethadione to prevent your seizures from recurring.

Carry or wear a medical identification tag to let others know that you are taking this medicine in the case of an emergency.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paramethadione may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Who should not take paramethadione?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

liver disease, kidney disease,

retinal or optic nerve (eye) disease,

a disease of you blood or bone marrow, or

acute intermittent porphyria.

You may not be able to take paramethadione, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Paramethadione is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that it is known to cause harm to an unborn baby. Malformations of the face and head, heart, and nervous system have been reported. Do not take paramethadione without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether paramethadione passes into breast milk and how it might affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding or would like to breast-feed a baby. How should I take paramethadione?

Take paramethadione exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose of paramethadione with a full glass of water. Paramethadione can be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.

Carry or wear a medical identification tag to let others know that you are taking this medicine in the case of an emergency.

Do not stop taking your medication even if you feel better. It is important to continue taking paramethadione to prevent your seizures from recurring. Store paramethadione at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical treatment.

Symptoms of a paramethadione overdose include dizziness, drowsiness, an uncoordinated feeling, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision.

What should I avoid while taking paramethadione? Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol can cause deep sedation or sleepiness. It may also increase your risk of having seizures. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paramethadione may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Paramethadione may increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when sun exposure is unavoidable. Paramethadione side effects If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking paramethadione and seek emergency medical attention:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

a rash;

worsening of seizures;

sore throat or fever;

changes in your vision;

easy or unusual bleeding or bruising;

bleeding nose; or

extreme drowsiness or dizziness.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take paramethadione and talk to your doctor if you experience

mild dizziness, poor coordination, or drowsiness;

blurred or double vision, or irregular back-and-forth movements of the eyes;

decreased appetite, nausea, or vomiting; or

increased sensitivity of your skin to sunlight.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect paramethadione?

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medicines that you are taking, including over-the-counter preparations, so that your therapy can be monitored.

More paramethadione resources Paramethadione Drug Interactions Paramethadione Support Group 0 Reviews for Paramethadione - Add your own review/rating Compare paramethadione with other medications Epilepsy Seizure Prevention Seizures Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about paramethadione written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like?

Paramethadione is available with a prescription under the brand name Paradione. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medicine, especially if it is new to you.

Paradione 150 mg--orange capsules

Paradione 300 mg--green capsules


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Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray


Pronunciation: dye-METH-i-kone
Generic Name: Dimethicone
Brand Name: Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray
Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray is used for:

Temporarily protecting and relieving minor skin irritations (eg, diaper rash). It also helps to seal out wetness. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by the patient's doctor.

This product is a skin protectant. It works by relieving skin irritation and reducing redness.

Do NOT use Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray if: the patient is allergic to any ingredient in Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to the patient.

Before using Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray:

Tell the patient's health care provider if the patient has any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply:

if the patient is pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or is breast-feeding if the patient is taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if the patient has allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray. However, no specific interactions with Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray are known at this time.

Ask the patient's health care provider if Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray may interact with other medicines that the patient takes. Check with the patient's health care provider before the patients starts, stops, or changes the dose of any medicine.

How to use Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray:

Use Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray as directed by the patient's doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Cleanse the diaper area and gently pat dry. Spray Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray onto the affected area as directed by the patient's doctor or on the package label. Wash your hands immediately after using Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray. Apply during each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time that exposure to a wet diaper may be prolonged. If you miss a dose of Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by the patient's doctor or on the package label.

Ask the patient's health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray.

Important safety information: Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray is for external use only. Do not get it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water. Do not use Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray on animal bites, deep wounds, infections, lacerations, or serious burns. If symptoms do not get better within 7 days, if they get worse, or if they clear up and then come back, check with the patient's doctor. Talk with the patient's doctor before you use any other medicines on the treated area. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If the patient becomes pregnant, contact her doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray while the patient is pregnant. It is not known if Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray is found in breast milk. If the patient is or will be breast-feeding while she uses Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray, check with her doctor. Discuss any possible risks to her baby. Possible side effects of Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); new or worsening skin irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact the patient's health care provider. Call the patient's doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Little Bottoms Daily Care side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray:

Store Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not freeze. Keep Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray, please talk with the patient's doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If the patient's symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with the patient's doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Little Bottoms Daily Care Spray. If you have questions about the medicine the patient is taking or would like more information, check with the patient's doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Little Bottoms Daily Care resources Little Bottoms Daily Care Side Effects (in more detail) Little Bottoms Daily Care Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding 0 Reviews for Little Bottoms Daily Care - Add your own review/rating Compare Little Bottoms Daily Care with other medications Dry Skin
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Paradione


Generic Name: paramethadione (pare ah meth ah DYE own)
Brand Names: Paradione

What is Paradione (paramethadione)?

Paramethadione is a seizure medication. The exact way that it works is unknown.

Paramethadione is used to control absence ("petit mal") seizures.

Paramethadione may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Paradione (paramethadione)? Do not stop taking your medication even if you feel better. It is important to continue taking paramethadione to prevent your seizures from recurring.

Carry or wear a medical identification tag to let others know that you are taking this medicine in the case of an emergency.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paramethadione may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Who should not take Paradione (paramethadione)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

liver disease, kidney disease,

retinal or optic nerve (eye) disease,

a disease of you blood or bone marrow, or

acute intermittent porphyria.

You may not be able to take paramethadione, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Paramethadione is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that it is known to cause harm to an unborn baby. Malformations of the face and head, heart, and nervous system have been reported. Do not take paramethadione without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether paramethadione passes into breast milk and how it might affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding or would like to breast-feed a baby. How should I take Paradione (paramethadione)?

Take paramethadione exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose of paramethadione with a full glass of water. Paramethadione can be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.

Carry or wear a medical identification tag to let others know that you are taking this medicine in the case of an emergency.

Do not stop taking your medication even if you feel better. It is important to continue taking paramethadione to prevent your seizures from recurring. Store paramethadione at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical treatment.

Symptoms of a paramethadione overdose include dizziness, drowsiness, an uncoordinated feeling, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision.

What should I avoid while taking Paradione (paramethadione)? Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol can cause deep sedation or sleepiness. It may also increase your risk of having seizures. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paramethadione may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Paramethadione may increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when sun exposure is unavoidable. Paradione (paramethadione) side effects If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking paramethadione and seek emergency medical attention:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

a rash;

worsening of seizures;

sore throat or fever;

changes in your vision;

easy or unusual bleeding or bruising;

bleeding nose; or

extreme drowsiness or dizziness.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take paramethadione and talk to your doctor if you experience

mild dizziness, poor coordination, or drowsiness;

blurred or double vision, or irregular back-and-forth movements of the eyes;

decreased appetite, nausea, or vomiting; or

increased sensitivity of your skin to sunlight.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Paradione (paramethadione)?

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medicines that you are taking, including over-the-counter preparations, so that your therapy can be monitored.

More Paradione resources Paradione Drug Interactions Paradione Support Group 0 Reviews for Paradione - Add your own review/rating Compare Paradione with other medications Epilepsy Seizure Prevention Seizures Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about paramethadione written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like?

Paramethadione is available with a prescription under the brand name Paradione. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medicine, especially if it is new to you.

Paradione 150 mg--orange capsules

Paradione 300 mg--green capsules


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methylcellulose


Generic Name: methylcellulose (METH il SEL yoo los)
Brand Names: Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF

What is methylcellulose?

Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative. Methylcellulose absorbs liquid in the intestines and makes a bulky, softer stool which is easier to pass.

Methylcellulose helps relieve constipation and to maintain regularity.

Methylcellulose may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about methylcellulose? Do not use methylcellulose without first talking to your doctor if you have stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing. Taking methylcellulose without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing after taking methylcellulose, seek immediate medical attention. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methylcellulose? Do not take methylcellulose without first talking to your doctor if you have

stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, or vomiting;

difficulty swallowing; or

intestinal obstruction or fecal impaction.

You may not be able to take methylcellulose or you may require special monitoring while taking methylcellulose if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Each level scoop of sugar-free methylcellulose powder contains 52 mg of phenylalanine. Individuals with phenylketonuria may need to monitor their intake of this additive.

Talk to your doctor before taking methylcellulose if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. How should I take methylcellulose?

Take methylcellulose exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take methylcellulose capsules with a full glass (at least 8 ounces) of water or another liquid.

Mix methylcellulose powder with at least 8 ounces of water or another noncarbonated beverage. Mix briskly and drink promptly.

Taking methylcellulose without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking.

If methylcellulose has produced no effect within one week or if rectal bleeding occurs, stop taking methylcellulose and contact your doctor. Do not take more methylcellulose than is recommended or for longer than one week except under the direction of your doctor.

If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing after taking methylcellulose, seek immediate medical attention. Store methylcellulose at room temperature away from moisture and heat. What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a methylcellulose overdose are not known.

What should I avoid while taking methylcellulose?

There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with methylcellulose unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

Methylcellulose side effects If you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects, stop taking methylcellulose and seek medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

chest pain;

difficulty swallowing;

rectal bleeding; or

severe abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Methylcellulose Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation:

2 tablets (1000 mg) orally with 8 oz of liquid up to 6 times a day, or 1 heaping tablespoonful (19 g) of powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally up to 3 times a day, or 1 heaping tablespoonful (10.2 g) of sugar-free powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally up to 3 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Constipation:

6 to 12 years:
1 tablet (500 mg) orally with 8 oz of liquid up to 6 times a day, or one-half tablespoonful (9.5 g) of powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally once a day, or one-half tablespoonful (5.1 g) of sugar-free powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally once a day. The mixture should be administered promptly, and drinking another glass of water is highly recommended.
>12 years:
oral tablet:
2 tablets (1000 mg) orally with 8 oz of liquid up to 6 times a day, or 1 heaping tablespoonful (19 g) of powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally up to 3 times a day, or 1 heaping tablespoonful (10.2 g) of sugar-free powder dissolved in 8 oz of cold water orally up to 3 times a day.

What other drugs will affect methylcellulose?

Methylcellulose can interact with other medications. Before taking methylcellulose, talk to your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines. You may not be able to take methylcellulose, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any other medicines.

More methylcellulose resources Methylcellulose Side Effects (in more detail) Methylcellulose Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Methylcellulose Drug Interactions Methylcellulose Support Group 2 Reviews for Methylcellulose - Add your own review/rating Methylcellulose MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Citrucel Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare methylcellulose with other medications Constipation Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has more information about methylcellulose written for health professionals that you may read.

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Methenamine


Pronunciation: meth-EN-a-meen
Generic Name: Methenamine
Brand Name: Examples include Hiprex and Urex
Methenamine is used for:

Preventing urinary tract infections.

Methenamine is a urinary antiseptic. It works by concentrating in the urine as formaldehyde, which kills bacteria in the urine.

Do NOT use Methenamine if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Methenamine you have kidney problems you are taking a sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethizole)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Methenamine:

Some medical conditions may interact with Methenamine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have diarrhea, a stomach infection, liver or kidney problems, or gout, or you are severely dehydrated

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Methenamine. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethizole) because they may decrease Methenamine's effectiveness

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Methenamine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Methenamine:

Use Methenamine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Methenamine by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Before you begin using an antacid, check with your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss a dose of Methenamine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Methenamine.

Important safety information: It is important that your urine be acidic while you are taking Methenamine. Check with your doctor to see if you should eat or avoid certain foods to keep your urine acidic. Methenamine may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Methenamine. Lab tests, including urine pH, may be performed while you use Methenamine. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Methenamine can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Methenamine while you are pregnant. Methenamine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Methenamine, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Methenamine:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Nausea; upset stomach.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Methenamine side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Methenamine:

Store Methenamine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Methenamine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Methenamine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Methenamine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Methenamine. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Methenamine resources Methenamine Side Effects (in more detail) Methenamine Dosage Methenamine Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Drug Images Methenamine Drug Interactions Methenamine Support Group 5 Reviews for Methenamine - Add your own review/rating Methenamine Monograph (AHFS DI) Methenamine Prescribing Information (FDA) methenamine Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum) methenamine Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Hiprex Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Methenamine with other medications Bladder Infection Prevention of Bladder infection
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Urex


Pronunciation: meth-EN-a-meen
Generic Name: Methenamine
Brand Name: Examples include Hiprex and Urex
Urex is used for:

Preventing urinary tract infections.

Urex is a urinary antiseptic. It works by concentrating in the urine as formaldehyde, which kills bacteria in the urine.

Do NOT use Urex if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Urex you have kidney problems you are taking a sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethizole)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Urex:

Some medical conditions may interact with Urex. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have diarrhea, a stomach infection, liver or kidney problems, or gout, or you are severely dehydrated

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Urex. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Sulfonamides (eg, sulfamethizole) because they may decrease Urex's effectiveness

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Urex may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Urex:

Use Urex as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take Urex by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Before you begin using an antacid, check with your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss a dose of Urex, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Urex.

Important safety information: It is important that your urine be acidic while you are taking Urex. Check with your doctor to see if you should eat or avoid certain foods to keep your urine acidic. Urex may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Urex. Lab tests, including urine pH, may be performed while you use Urex. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Urex can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Urex while you are pregnant. Urex is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Urex, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Urex:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Nausea; upset stomach.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Urex side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Urex:

Store Urex at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Urex out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Urex, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Urex is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Urex. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Urex resources Urex Side Effects (in more detail) Urex Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Drug Images Urex Drug Interactions Urex Support Group 0 Reviews for Urex - Add your own review/rating Urex Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Urex Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum) Methenamine Monograph (AHFS DI) Methenamine Prescribing Information (FDA) Hiprex Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Urex with other medications Bladder Infection Prevention of Bladder infection
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AlleRx PE


Pronunciation: FEN-il-EF-rin/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen with FEN-il-EF-rin/KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen
Generic Name: Phenylephrine/Methscopolamine
Brand Name: Examples include AlleRx PE and AlleRx PE 30
AlleRx PE is used for:

Relieving congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes due to allergies, colds, flu, or hay fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

AlleRx PE is a combination pack containing a morning dose and an evening dose. The morning dose has a decongestant and an anticholinergic medicine. The evening dose has an antihistamine and an anticholinergic medicine. The decongestant relieves nasal congestion by shrinking the nasal mucous membranes, which promotes nasal drainage. The antihistamine works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. The anticholinergic dries the chest by decreasing lung secretions.

Do NOT use AlleRx PE if: you are allergic to any ingredient in AlleRx PE you are breast-feeding you have severe high blood pressure, severe heart blood vessel disease, rapid heartbeat, severe heart problems, or narrow-angle glaucoma you are unable to urinate or are having an asthma attack you are taking droxidopa, sodium oxybate (GHB), or you have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using AlleRx PE:

Some medical conditions may interact with AlleRx PE. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have a history of adrenal gland problems (eg, adrenal gland tumor), a hiatal hernia, heart problems (eg, fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; heart disease), high blood pressure, low blood volume, diabetes, blood vessel problems, muscle weakness (eg, myasthenia gravis), seizures, stroke, glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye, or thyroid problems if you have a history of asthma, chronic cough, lung or breathing problems (eg, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, sleep apnea), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if you have a history of stomach or bowel ulcers; constipation; a blockage of your stomach, bladder, or bowel; severe bowel problems (eg, ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon); liver or kidney problems; or trouble urinating; or if you have an enlarged prostate or other prostate problems if you will be exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time if you take potassium chloride tablets or capsules

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with AlleRx PE. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Digoxin or droxidopa because the risk of irregular heartbeat or heart attack may be increased Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, tolcapone), furazolidone, linezolid, or MAOIs (eg, phenelzine) because the risk of high or low blood pressure may be increased Anticholinergics (eg, benztropine), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (eg, acetazolamide), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of AlleRx PE's side effects Bromocriptine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), potassium chloride, or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by AlleRx PE Guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, or reserpine because their effectiveness may be decreased by AlleRx PE

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if AlleRx PE may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use AlleRx PE:

Use AlleRx PE as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take AlleRx PE by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. This product contains 2 different tablets: one for the morning and one for the evening. Be sure you understand how to take AlleRx PE. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure which tablet to take in the morning or in the evening. Do not take an antacid or certain medicines for diarrhea 2 to 3 hours before or after you take AlleRx PE. If you miss a dose of AlleRx PE and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use AlleRx PE.

Important safety information: AlleRx PE may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use AlleRx PE with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using AlleRx PE; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness. If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days or if they get worse or you develop a high fever or persistent headache, check with your doctor. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. AlleRx PE may cause dry mouth. To relieve dry mouth, suck on sugarless hard candy or ice chips, chew sugarless gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. AlleRx PE may make your eyes more sensitive to sunlight. It may help to wear sunglasses. AlleRx PE may reduce sweating. Do not become overheated in hot weather or while you are being active; heatstroke may occur. Do not take diet or appetite control medicines while you are taking AlleRx PE without checking with your doctor. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a decongestant, antihistamine, or anticholinergic in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. If you have trouble sleeping, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the best time of the day to take AlleRx PE. AlleRx PE may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking AlleRx PE. AlleRx PE may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking AlleRx PE for a few days before the tests. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take AlleRx PE before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Use AlleRx PE with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excitability, low blood pressure, and trouble urinating. Caution is advised when using AlleRx PE in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially excitability. AlleRx PE should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using AlleRx PE while you are pregnant. AlleRx PE is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feeding while taking AlleRx PE. Possible side effects of AlleRx PE:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; confusion; difficulty swallowing; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; seizures; severe dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, or headache; shortness of breath; tremor; unusual tiredness or weakness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: AlleRx PE side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include deep sleep or sleep loss of consciousness; fast or irregular heartbeat; hot or cool skin; large pupils; numbness or tingling in the arms or legs; seizures; severe irritability, anxiety, or panicked feeling; slowed or shallow breathing; vomiting.

Proper storage of AlleRx PE:

Store AlleRx PE at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep AlleRx PE out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about AlleRx PE, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. AlleRx PE is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about AlleRx PE. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More AlleRx PE resources AlleRx PE Side Effects (in more detail) AlleRx PE Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding AlleRx PE Drug Interactions 0 Reviews for AlleRx PE - Add your own review/rating Compare AlleRx PE with other medications Nasal Congestion Rhinitis
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VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets


Pronunciation: SOO-doe-e-FED-rin/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen with KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen
Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine/Methscopolamine
Brand Name: VisRx
VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets are used for:

Relieving congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies or the common cold. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets are a combination pack containing a morning dose and an evening dose. The morning dose has a decongestant and an anticholinergic medicine. The evening dose has an antihistamine and an anticholinergic medicine. The decongestant works by shrinking swollen tissue in the nose. The antihistamine works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. The anticholinergic works by drying mucous membranes in the nose and chest.

Do NOT use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets if: you are allergic to any ingredient in VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets you are breast-feeding you are taking droxidopa, furazolidone, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor (eg, sildenafil), sodium oxybate (GHB), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine), or if you have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days you have severe heart blood vessel problems, severe high blood pressure, narrow-angle glaucoma, difficulty urinating, or peptic ulcer you are having an asthma attack

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you are taking or have taken medicine for high blood pressure or depression in the last 14 days if you have a bladder blockage, an enlarged prostate, or trouble urinating if you have blood vessel problems (eg, hardening of the arteries), diabetes, glaucoma, heart problems (eg, irregular heartbeat, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, lung or breathing problems (eg asthma, sleep apnea), a hiatal hernia, an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma), myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), nerve problems (eg, neuropathy), stomach or bowel problems (eg, constipation, ulcerative colitis, motility problems, blockage), trouble sleeping, or an overactive thyroid if you have a history of alcohol abuse if you take potassium chloride tablets or capsules

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Droxidopa or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of severe drowsiness, breathing problems, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack may be increased Alkalinizers (eg, sodium bicarbonate), anticholinergics (eg, benztropine, dicyclomine), antipsychotics (eg, chlorpromazine), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (eg, acetazolamide), catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, tolcapone), furazolidone, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), phosphodiesterase inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets's side effects Bromocriptine or digoxin because the risk of their side effects may be increased by VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets Guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, reserpine, or other medicines for high blood pressure because their effectiveness may be decreased by VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets:

Use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Swallow VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. This product contains 2 different tablets: one for the morning and one for the evening. Be sure you understand how to take VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure which tablet to take in the morning or in the evening. Do not take VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets at the same time as antacids, certain medicines for diarrhea (eg, kaolin, pectin, attapulgite, bismuth), or ketoconazole. Take these medicines 2 or 3 hours before or after taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. If you miss a dose of VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets.

Important safety information: VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets for a few days before the tests. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may cause dry mouth. To relieve dry mouth, suck on sugarless hard candy or ice chips, chew sugarless gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may make your eyes more sensitive to sunlight. It may help to wear sunglasses. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may reduce sweating. Do not become overheated in hot weather or while you are being active; heatstroke may occur. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets contains the stimulant pseudoephedrine. Do not take diet or appetite control medicines while you are taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets without checking with your doctor. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets has a decongestant and an antihistamine in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a decongestant or an antihistamine in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Diabetes patients - VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Use VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets while you are pregnant. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets are found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets.

When used for long periods of time, VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets may not work as well. This is known as TOLERANCE. Increasing the dose may cause toxic side effects to occur.

If you suddenly stop taking VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets, WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including worsening of congestion, may occur.

Possible side effects of VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Blurred vision; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability or irritability (especially in children); headache; lack of energy; lightheadedness; nausea; nervousness; trouble sleeping.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fast or irregular heartbeat; flushing; hallucinations; mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety); seizures; severe or persistent drowsiness or dizziness; tremor; trouble urinating; unusual tiredness or weakness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: VisRx side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include deep sleep or loss of consciousness; hot or cool skin; fast or irregular heartbeat; large pupils; seizures; severe irritability, anxiety, or panicked feeling; slowed or shallow breathing; vomiting.

Proper storage of VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets:

Store VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about VisRx Sustained-Release Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More VisRx resources VisRx Side Effects (in more detail) VisRx Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding VisRx Drug Interactions VisRx Support Group 2 Reviews for VisRx - Add your own review/rating Compare VisRx with other medications Hay Fever Nasal Congestion Sinus Symptoms
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AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets


Pronunciation: SOO-doe-e-FED-rin/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen with FEN-il-EF-rin/KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen/METH-skoe-POL-a-meen
Generic Name: Pseudoephedrine/Methscopolamine
Brand Name: AlleRx Dose Pack
AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets are used for:

Relieving congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets are a combination pack containing a morning dose and an evening dose. The morning dose has a decongestant and an anticholinergic medicine. The evening dose has a decongestant, an antihistamine, and an anticholinergic medicine. The decongestant works by shrinking swollen tissue in the nose. The antihistamine works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. The anticholinergic works by drying mucous membranes in the nose and chest.

Do NOT use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets if: you are allergic to any ingredient in AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets you are breast-feeding you are taking droxidopa, furazolidone, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor (eg, sildenafil), sodium oxybate (GHB), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine), or you have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days you have severe heart blood vessel problems, severe high blood pressure, narrow-angle glaucoma, difficulty urinating, peptic ulcer, or uncontrolled bleeding you are having an asthma attack

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you are taking or have taken medicine for high blood pressure or depression in the last 14 days if you have a bladder blockage, an enlarged prostate, or trouble urinating if you have blood vessel problems (eg, hardening of the arteries), diabetes, glaucoma or increased pressure in the eye, heart problems (eg, irregular heartbeat, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, lung or breathing problems (eg asthma, sleep apnea), a hiatal hernia, an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma), myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), nerve problems (eg, neuropathy), stomach or bowel problems (eg, constipation, ulcerative colitis, motility problems, blockage), trouble sleeping, or an overactive thyroid if you have a history of alcohol abuse if you take potassium chloride tablets

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Droxidopa or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of severe drowsiness, breathing problems, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack may be increased Alkalinizers (eg, sodium bicarbonate), anticholinergics (eg, benztropine, dicyclomine), antipsychotics (eg, chlorpromazine), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (eg, acetazolamide), catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, tolcapone), furazolidone, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), phosphodiesterase inhibitors (eg, sildenafil), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets's side effects Bromocriptine or digoxin because the risk of their side effects may be increased by AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets Guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, reserpine, or other medicine for high blood pressure because their effectiveness may be decreased by AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets:

Use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Take AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation. Swallow AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. This product contains 2 different tablets; one for the morning and one for the evening. Be sure you understand how to take AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure which tablet to take in the morning or in the evening. Do not take AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets at the same time as antacids, certain medicines for diarrhea (eg, kaolin, pectin, attapulgite, bismuth), or ketoconazole. Take these medicines 2 or 3 hours before or after taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. If you miss a dose of AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets.

Important safety information: AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets for a few days before the tests. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may cause dry mouth. To relieve dry mouth, suck on sugarless hard candy or ice chips, chew sugarless gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may make your eyes more sensitive to sunlight. It may help to wear sunglasses. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may reduce sweating. Do not become overheated in hot weather or while you are being active; heatstroke may occur. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets contains the stimulants phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. Do not take diet or appetite control medicines while you are taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets without checking with your doctor. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets has pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, and an antihistamine in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, or an antihistamine in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Diabetes patients - AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Use AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets while you are pregnant. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets are found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets.

When used for long periods of time, AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets may not work as well. This is known as TOLERANCE. Increasing the dose may cause toxic side effects to occur. If you suddenly stop taking AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets, WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including worsening of congestion, may occur.

Possible side effects of AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Blurred vision; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability or irritability (especially in children); giddiness; headache; lack of energy; lightheadedness; nausea; nervousness; trouble sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fast or irregular heartbeat; flushing; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; seizures; severe drowsiness or dizziness; tremor; trouble urinating; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: AlleRx Dose Pack side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include deep sleep or loss of consciousness; hot or cool skin; fast or irregular heartbeat; large pupils; seizures; severe irritability, anxiety, or panicked feeling; slowed or shallow breathing; vomiting.

Proper storage of AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets:

Store AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about AlleRx Dose Pack Sustained-Release Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More AlleRx Dose Pack resources AlleRx Dose Pack Side Effects (in more detail) AlleRx Dose Pack Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding AlleRx Dose Pack Drug Interactions AlleRx Dose Pack Support Group 0 Reviews for AlleRx Dose Pack - Add your own review/rating Compare AlleRx Dose Pack with other medications Cold Symptoms Hay Fever
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Polytrim Solution


Pronunciation: POL-ee-MIX-in/trye-METH-oh-prim
Generic Name: Polymyxin B Sulfate/Trimethoprim
Brand Name: Polytrim
Polytrim Solution is used for:

Treating eye infections caused by certain bacteria.

Polytrim Solution is an antibiotic combination. It works by killing the bacteria.

Do NOT use Polytrim Solution if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Polytrim Solution

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Polytrim Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Polytrim Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances if you have the blood disease porphyria

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Polytrim Solution. Because little, if any, of Polytrim Solution is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Polytrim Solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Polytrim Solution:

Use Polytrim Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

To use Polytrim Solution in the eye, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Polytrim Solution. Take care of your contact lenses as directed by the manufacturer. Check with your doctor before you use them. If you miss a dose of Polytrim Solution, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Polytrim Solution.

Important safety information: Be sure to use Polytrim Solution for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future. Long-term or repeated use of Polytrim Solution may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this. If redness, irritation, swelling, or pain continues or worsens, check with your doctor. Polytrim Solution should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 2 months old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Polytrim Solution while you are pregnant. It is not known if Polytrim Solution is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Polytrim Solution, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Polytrim Solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); eyelid swelling; increased or persistent redness, irritation, swelling, pain, or tearing of the eye.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

See also: Polytrim side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Polytrim Solution:

Store Polytrim Solution between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Polytrim Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Polytrim Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Polytrim Solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Polytrim Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: February 1, 2012 Database Edition 12.1.1.002 Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. More Polytrim resources Polytrim Side Effects (in more detail) Polytrim Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Polytrim Support Group 0 Reviews for Polytrim - Add your own review/rating Compare Polytrim with other medications Blepharoconjunctivitis Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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