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Definition of Birth Control: The prevention of conception or impregnation. More...

Drugs associated with Birth Control

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Birth Control. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Drug List: Alesse Altavera Amethia Amethia-Lo Amethyst Apri Aranelle Aviane Balziva Beyaz Brevicon Briellyn Camila Camrese Caziant Cesia Cryselle-28 Cyclafem-1-35 Cyclafem-7-7-7 Cyclessa Demulen Depo-Provera Depo-Provera-Contraceptive-Injectable Depo-Subq-Provera-104-Injectable-Suspension-Subcutaneous Desogen Ella Emoquette Enpresse Errin Estrostep-Fe Femcon-Fe-Chewable-Tablets Femhrt Generess-Fe Genora-1-35 Gianvi Gildess-Fe-1-5-0-03 Gildess-Fe-1-0-2 Implanon Jenest Jevantique Jolessa Jolivette Junel-1-5-30 Junel-1-20 Junel-Fe-1-5-30 Junel-Fe-1-20 Kariva Kelnor Leena Lessina Levlen Levlite Levonest Levora Lo-Loestrin-Fe Lo-Ovral Lo-Ovral-28 Loestrin-1-20 Loestrin-21-1-5-30 Loestrin-21-1-20 Loestrin_24_Fe Loestrin-Fe-1-5-30 Loestrin-Fe-1-20 Loryna Loseasonique Low-Ogestrel Low-Ogestrel-28 Lunelle Lutera Lybrel Microgestin-1-5-30 Microgestin-1-20 Microgestin-Fe-1-5-30 Microgestin-Fe-1-20 Mircette Mirena Modicon Mononessa Natazia Necon-0-5-35 Necon-1-35 Necon-1-50 Necon-10-11 Necon-7-7-7 Nelova-0-5-35 Nexplanon Nor-Qd Nora-Be Nordette Norethin-1-35-E Norinyl-1-35 Norinyl-1-50 Norplant-System Nortrel-0-5-35 Nortrel-1-35 Nortrel-7-7-7 Nuvaring Ocella Ogestrel Ogestrel-28 Orsythia Ortho_Cyclen Ortho_Evra Ortho-Micronor Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Ortho-Tri-Cyclen-Lo Ortho-Cept Ortho-Novum-1-35 Ortho-Novum-1-50 Ortho-Novum-7-7-7 Ovcon-35 Ovcon-35-Fe Ovcon-50 Portia Previfem Provera Quasense-Extended-Cycle Reclipsen Safyral Seasonale Seasonique Solia Sprintec Sronyx Syeda Tilia-Fe Tri-Legest Tri-Legest-Fe Tri-Levlen Tri-Lo-Sprintec Tri-Norinyl Tri-Previfem Tri-Sprintec Trinessa Trinessa-Lo Triphasil Triphasil-21 Triphasil-28 Trivora Trivora-28 Velivet Vestura Yasmin Yaz Zarah Zenchent Zenchent-Fe Zeosa Zovia Zovia-1-35 Zovia-1-50
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Contraceptives


A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Contraceptives are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives consist of one or more synthetic female sex hormones (estrogen and progestin or progestin only). These sex hormones prevent pregnancy by blocking the normal process of ovulation. They may also alter the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that it is unable to support a fertilized egg and they change the mucus in the cervix so that it is hard for the sperm to travel hence conception is less likely should ovulation occur.

These hormones are either taken as regular doses in pill form (oral contraceptives), or are administered through the skin by means of a patch impregnated with hormones. They can also be given by three monthly injections of a long acting progestin, or by subcutaneous implants of progestin. They are also available as hormonal intrauterine devices and vaginal rings.

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Medical conditions associated with contraceptives:

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Acne Amenorrhea Birth Control Emergency Contraception Endometrial Cancer Endometrial Hyperplasia, Prophylaxis Endometriosis Gonadotropin Inhibition Menstrual Disorders Ovarian Cysts Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Postmenopausal Symptoms Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Premenstrual Syndrome Prevention of Osteoporosis Renal Cell Carcinoma Drug List: Junel-1-5-30 Nordette Norinyl-1-35 Zeosa Plan-B Triphasil Ortho-Novum-1-35 Loestrin-1-20 Plan-B-One-Step Demulen Zarah Ovcon-35 Trivora Lybrel Low-Ogestrel-28 Necon-1-35 Ortho-Novum-7-7-7 Aranelle Gildess-Fe-1-5-0-03 Modicon Nexplanon Next-Choice Tri-Legest-Fe Ortho_Cyclen Lutera Ortho_Evra Junel-1-20 Seasonale Yasmin Femcon-Fe-Chewable-Tablets Lo-Ovral Mircette Desogen Lo-Loestrin-Fe Low-Ogestrel Nora-Be Microgestin-1-20 Camila Kelnor Mirena Nuvaring Portia Provera Aviane Quasense-Extended-Cycle Trinessa Jolessa Lo-Ovral-28 Mononessa Yaz Alesse Beyaz Cryselle-28 Kariva Levlen Ocella Depo-Provera-Contraceptive-Injectable Loestrin_24_Fe Microgestin-Fe-1-5-30 Apri Aygestin Implanon Zovia-1-35 Depo-Provera Femhrt Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Ortho-Tri-Cyclen-Lo Tri-Lo-Sprintec Levora Natazia Sronyx Junel-Fe-1-5-30 Junel-Fe-1-20 Tri-Sprintec Seasonique Sprintec Cyclessa Microgestin-Fe-1-20 Safyral Necon-7-7-7 Ortho-Cept Loseasonique Ortho-Micronor Gianvi Jolivette Reclipsen Errin Lessina Zovia Tri-Previfem Briellyn Nortrel-7-7-7 Velivet Ogestrel-28 Loestrin-Fe-1-20 Nortrel-1-35 Loestrin-21-1-20 Orsythia Triphasil-28 Altavera Amethia Amethia-Lo Amethyst Balziva Brevicon Camrese Caziant Cesia Cyclafem-1-35 Cyclafem-7-7-7 Depo-Subq-Provera-104-Injectable-Suspension-Subcutaneous Emoquette Enpresse Estrostep-Fe Generess-Fe Genora-1-35 Gildess-Fe-1-0-2 Jenest Jevantique Jinteli Leena Levlite Levonest Loestrin-21-1-5-30 Loestrin-Fe-1-5-30 Loryna Lunelle Microgestin-1-5-30 Necon-0-5-35 Necon-1-50 Necon-10-11 Nelova-0-5-35 Nor-Qd Norethin-1-35-E Norinyl-1-50 Norplant-System Nortrel-0-5-35 Ogestrel Ortho-Novum-1-50 Ovcon-35-Fe Ovcon-50 Preven-Ec Previfem Solia Syeda Tilia-Fe Tri-Legest Tri-Levlen Tri-Norinyl Trinessa-Lo Triphasil-21 Trivora-28 Vestura Zenchent Zenchent-Fe Zovia-1-50
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Neo-Terramycin 50/50



Dosage Form: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Neo-Terramycin® 50/50
(neomycin-oxytetracycline)
TYPE A MEDICATED ARTICLE

(Antibiotic)

Active Drug Ingredients:

Oxytetracycline (from oxytetracycline dihydrate)

equivalent to oxytetracycline hydrochloride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 g/lb

Neomycin Sulfate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 g/lb

CAUTION:

 For use in manufacturing medicated animal feeds only.

CAUTION: Certain components of animal feeds, including medicated premixes, possess properties that may be a potential health hazard or a source of personal discomfort to certain individuals who are exposed to them. Human exposure should, therefore, be minimized by observing the general industry standards for occupational health and safety.

Precautions such as the following should be considered: dust masks or respirators and protective clothing should be worn; dust-arresting equipment and adequate ventilation should be utilized; personal hygiene should be observed; wash before eating or leaving a work site; be alert for signs of allergic reactions—seek prompt medical treatment if such reactions are suspected.

STORE IN A DRY, COOL PLACE FOR USE IN DRY FEEDS ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN LIQUID FEED SUPPLEMENTS. MIXING AND USE DIRECTIONS

Thoroughly mix the amount of this Type A Medicated Article according to the directions below with at least an equal amount by weight of feed ingredients prior to blending into a complete feed.

Indications for Use

Oxytetracycline and Neomycin Amount

lb. of Neo Terramycin 50/50 per ton

CHICKENS

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.2-1.0

Control of infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae; control of fowl cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline

100-200 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

2-4

Control of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and air sac infection caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum and E. colisusceptible to oxytetracycline

400 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

8

Reduction of mortality due to air sacculitis (air sac infection) caused by E. coli susceptible to oxytetracycline

500 g/ton

Feed continuously for 5 days

10

WARNING: At 500 g/ton level, withdraw 24 hours before slaughter. Low calcium feeds at 500 g/ton, withdraw 3 days before slaughter. Zero-day withdrawal period for lower use levels. In low calcium feeds withdraw 3 days before slaughter. Do not administer to chickens producing eggs for human consumption.

TURKEYS

For growing turkeys for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.2-1.0

Control of hexamitiasis caused by Hexamita meleagridis susceptible to oxytetracycline

100 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

2

Control of infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae susceptible to oxytetracycline

200 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

4

Control of complicating bacterial organisms associated with bluecomb (transmissible enteritis, coronaviral enteritis) susceptible to oxytetracycline

25 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for 7-14 days

16.7?

WARNING: At 200 g/ton use level or higher, withdraw 5 days before slaughter. Zero-day withdrawal period for lower use levels. Do not administer to turkeys producing eggs for human consumption.

SWINE

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.2-1.0

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and Salmonella choleraesuis susceptible to oxytetracycline and treatment of bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for 7-14 days

102

For breeding swine for control and treatment of Leptospirosis (reducing the incidence of abortion and shedding of leptospirae) caused by Leptospira pomona susceptible to oxytetracycline

10 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for not more than 14 days

10?

WARNING: 5-day withdrawal before slaughter at 10 mg/lb dosage.

CALVES, BEEF CATTLE, AND NONLACTATING DAIRY CATTLE

For calves (up to 250 lb) for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

0.05-0.1 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously

0.1-0.2?

For calves (250-400 lb) for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

25 mg/head/day

Feed continuously

0.54

For growing cattle (over 400 lb) for increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency, and reduction of liver condemnation due to liver abscesses

75 mg/head/day

Feed continuously

1.54

Prevention and treatment of the early stages of shipping fever complex

0.5-2.0 g/head/day

Feed 3-5 days before and after arrival in feedlots

10-404

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever complex) caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for 7-14 days If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

1005

For calves (up to 250 lb) for treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for 7-14 days If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

206

WARNING: A withdrawal period has not been established in preruminating calves; do not use in calves to be processed for veal. At the 0.5-2.0 g/head/day and 10 mg/lb levels: A milk discard time has not been established for use in lactating dairy cattle; do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. At the 10 mg/lb level, withdraw 5 days before slaughter. Use of more than one product containing neomycin or failure to follow withdrawal times may result in illegal drug residues.

SHEEP

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-20 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.2-0.4

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily Feed continuously for 7-14 days If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

247

WARNING: 5-day withdrawal before slaughter at 10 mg/lb dosage.

1If bird weighs 10 lb, consuming 0.6 lb of complete feed per day

2If pig weighs 100 lb, consuming 4 lb of complete feed per day

3If calf weighs 100 lb, consuming 2 lb of complete starter feed per day

4Include in feed supplement based on consumption of 2 lb of supplement per head per day

5If animal weighs 500 lb, consuming 2 lb of supplement per head per day

6If calf weighs 100 lb, consuming 2 lb of complete starter feed per day

7If lamb weighs 60 lb, consuming 1 lb of supplement per head per day

FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS ONLY

NOT FOR HUMAN USE

RESTRICTED DRUG (CALIFORNIA) – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

Neo-Terramycin is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc., licensed to

Phibro Animal Health, for Neomycin-Oxytetracycline combination products.

SEE BACK PANEL FOR COMPLETE MIXING DIRECTIONS

USE DIRECTIONS AND WARNINGS

Net Weight 50 lb (22.7 kg)

NADA #94-975, Approved by FDA

8858000

101-9012-08


Neo-Terramycin 50/50 
neomycin-oxytetracycline  powder Product Information Product Type OTC TYPE A MEDICATED ARTICLE ANIMAL DRUG NDC Product Code (Source) 66104-0003 Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule      Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE (OXYTETRACYCLINE) OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE 50 g  in 0.45 kg NEOMYCIN SULFATE (NEOMYCIN) NEOMYCIN SULFATE 50 g  in 0.45 kg Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength MINERAL OIL   SODIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE   RICE BRAN   Product Characteristics Color      Score      Shape Size Flavor Imprint Code Contains          Packaging # NDC Package Description Multilevel Packaging 1 66104-0003-1 22.7 kg In 1 BAG None
Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date NADA NADA94975 01/11/1999
Labeler - Phibro Animal Health (006989008) Revised: 01/2011Phibro Animal Health

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Neo-Terramycin 100/100



Dosage Form: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY
Neo-Terramycin® 100/100
(neomycin-oxytetracycline)
TYPE A MEDICATED ARTICLE

(Antibiotic)

Active Drug Ingredients:

Oxytetracycline (from oxytetracycline dihydrate)

equivalent to oxytetracycline hydrochloride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 g/lb

Neomycin Sulfate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 g/lb

CAUTION:

For use in manufacturing medicated animal feeds only.

CAUTION: Certain components of animal feeds, including medicated premixes, possess properties that may be a potential health hazard or a source of personal discomfort to certain individuals who are exposed to them. Human exposure should, therefore, be minimized by observing the general industry standards for occupational health and safety.

Precautions such as the following should be considered: dust masks or respirators and protective clothing should be worn; dust-arresting equipment and adequate ventilation should be utilized; personal hygiene should be observed; wash before eating or leaving a work site; be alert for signs of allergic reactions—seek prompt medical treatment if such reactions are suspected.

STORE IN A DRY, COOL PLACE FOR USE IN DRY FEEDS ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN LIQUID FEED SUPPLEMENTS. MIXING AND USE DIRECTIONS

Thoroughly mix the amount of this Type A Medicated Article according to the directions below withat least an equal amount by weight of feed ingredients prior to blending into a complete feed.

Indications for Use

Oxytetracycline and Neomycin Amount

lb. of Neo-Terramycin 100/100 per ton

CHICKENS

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.1-0.5

Control of infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae; control of fowl cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline

100-200 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

1-2

Control of chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and air sac infection caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum and E. coli susceptible to oxytetracycline

400 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

4

Reduction of mortality due to air sacculitis (air sac infection) caused by E. coli susceptible to oxytetracycline

500 g/ton

Feed continuously for 5 days

5

WARNING: At 500 g/ton level, withdraw 24 hours before slaughter. Low calcium feeds at 500 g/ton, withdraw 3 days before slaughter. Zero-day withdrawal period for lower use levels. In low calcium feeds withdraw 3 days before slaughter. Do not administer to chickens producing eggs for human consumption.

TURKEYS

For growing turkeys for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.1-0.5

Control of hexamitiasis caused by Hexamita meleagridis susceptible to oxytetracycline

100 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

1

Control of infectious synovitis caused by Mycoplasma synoviae susceptible to oxytetracycline

200 g/ton

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

2

Control of complicating bacterial organisms associated with bluecomb (transmissible enteritis, coronaviral enteritis) susceptible to oxytetracycline

25 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

8.351

WARNING: At 200 g/ton use level or higher, withdraw 5 days before slaughter. Zero-day withdrawal period for lower use levels. Do not administer to turkeys producing eggs for human consumption.

SWINE

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-50 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.1-0.5

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and Salmonella choleraesuis susceptible to oxytetracycline and treatment of bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

52

For breeding swine for control and treatment of Leptospirosis (reducing the incidence of abortion and shedding of leptospirae) caused by Leptospira pomona susceptible to oxytetracycline

10 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for not more than 14 days

52

WARNING: 5-day withdrawal before slaughter at 10 mg/lb dosage.

CALVES, BEEF CATTLE, AND NONLACTATING DAIRY CATTLE

For calves (up to 250 lb) for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed

efficiency

0.05-0.1 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously

0.05-0.13

For calves (250-400 lb) for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

25 mg/head/day

Feed continuously

0.254

For growing cattle (over 400 lb) for increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency, and reduction of liver condemnation due to liver abscesses

75 mg/head/day

Feed continuously

0.754

Prevention and treatment of the early stages of shipping fever complex

0.5-2.0 g/head/day

Feed 3-5 days before and after arrival in feedlots

5-204

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever complex) caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

505

For calves (up to 250 lb) for treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days,consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

106

WARNING: A withdrawal period has not been established in preruminating calves; do not use in calves to be processed for veal. At the 0.5-2.0 g/head/day and 10 mg/lb levels: A milk discard time has not been established for use in lactating dairy cattle; do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. At the 10 mg/lb level, withdraw 5 days before slaughter. Use of more than one product containing neomycin or failure to follow withdrawal times may result in illegal drug residues.

SHEEP

Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency

10-20 g/ton

Feed continuously

0.1-0.2

Treatment of bacterial enteritis caused by E. coli and bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible to oxytetracycline; treatment and control of colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis) caused by E. coli susceptible to neomycin

10 mg/lb of body weight daily

Feed continuously for 7-14 days

If symptoms persist after using for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms.

127

WARNING: 5-day withdrawal before slaughter at 10 mg/lb dosage.

1If bird weighs 10 lb, consuming 0.6 lb of complete feed per day

2If pig weighs 100 lb, consuming 4 lb of complete feed per day

3If calf weighs 100 lb, consuming 2 lb of complete starter feed per day

4Include in feed supplement based on consumption of 2 lb of supplement per head per day

5If animal weighs 500 lb, consuming 2 lb of supplement per head per day

6If calf weighs 100 lb, consuming 2 lb of complete starter feed per day

7If lamb weighs 60 lb, consuming 1 lb of supplement per head per day

FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS ONLY

NOT FOR HUMAN USE

RESTRICTED DRUG (CALIFORNIA) – USE ONLY AS DIRECTED

Neo-Terramycin is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc., licensed to

Phibro Animal Health, for Neomycin-Oxytetracycline combination products.

SEE BACK PANEL FOR COMPLETE MIXING DIRECTIONS

USE DIRECTIONS AND WARNINGS

Net Weight 50 lb (22.7 kg)

NADA #94-975, Approved by FDA

8851000

101-9069-04


Neo-Terramycin 100/100 
neomycin-oxytetracycline  powder Product Information Product Type OTC TYPE A MEDICATED ARTICLE ANIMAL DRUG NDC Product Code (Source) 66104-8851 Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule      Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE (OXYTETRACYCLINE) OXYTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE 100 g  in 0.45 kg NEOMYCIN SULFATE (NEOMYCIN) NEOMYCIN SULFATE 100 g  in 0.45 kg Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength MINERAL OIL   SODIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE   RICE BRAN   Product Characteristics Color      Score      Shape Size Flavor Imprint Code Contains          Packaging # NDC Package Description Multilevel Packaging 1 66104-8851-0 22.7 kg In 1 BAG None
Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date NADA NADA94975 03/24/2010
Labeler - Phibro Animal Health (006989008) Registrant - Phibro Animal Health (006989008) Revised: 04/2009Phibro Animal Health

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Cyclessa


Generic Name: ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel (EH thih nill ess tra DYE ole and des oh JESS trel)
Brand Names: Apri, Cesia, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, Velivet

What is Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel are used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.

Ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)? Do not use birth control pills if you are pregnant or if you have recently had a baby. Do not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: a history of stroke or blood clot, circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes), a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, severe high blood pressure, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, or a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills.

You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Taking hormones can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack, especially if you smoke and are older than 35.

Some drugs can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)? This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills (6 weeks if you are breast-feeding). Do not use this medication if you have:

a history of a stroke or blood clot;

circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes);

a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer;

abnormal vaginal bleeding;

liver disease or liver cancer;

severe high blood pressure;

severe migraine headaches;

a heart valve disorder; or

a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions. You may need a dosage adjustment or special tests to safely take birth control pills.

high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), or a history of heart attack;

high cholesterol or if you are overweight;

a history of depression;

gallbladder disease;

diabetes;

seizures or epilepsy;

a history of irregular menstrual cycles; or

a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram.

The hormones in birth control pills can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins (follow your doctor's instructions).

You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions.

The 28-day birth control pack contains seven "reminder" pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills.

You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.

Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not use this medication regularly. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.

If you need to have any type of medical tests or surgery, or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medication for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using birth control pills.

Your doctor will need to see you on a regular basis while you are using this medication. Do not miss any appointments.

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

Missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant. Follow the directions on the patient information sheet provided with your medicine. If you do not have an information sheet, call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose.

If you miss one "active" pill, take two pills on the day that you remember. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack.

If you miss two "active" pills in a row in week one or two, take two pills per day for two days in a row. Then take one pill per day for the rest of the pack. Use back-up birth control for at least 7 days following the missed pills.

If you miss two "active" pills in a row in week 3, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first 3 weeks, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one that day.

If you miss three "active" tablets in a row during any of the first 3 weeks, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new pack on the same day if you are a Day 1 starter. If you are a Sunday starter, keep taking a pill every day until Sunday. On Sunday, throw out the rest of the pack and start a new one that day.

If you miss two or more pills, you may not have a period during the month. If you miss a period for two months in a row, call your doctor because you might be pregnant.

If you miss any reminder pills, throw them away and keep taking one pill per day until the pack is empty. You do not need back-up birth control if you miss a reminder pill.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.

What should I avoid while taking Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)? Do not smoke while using this medication, especially if you are older than 35. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack caused by birth control pills.

This medication will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases--including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases.

Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) 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. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;

sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;

chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;

a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;

nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;

a breast lump; or

symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes).

Less serious side effects may include:

mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;

breast pain, tenderness, or swelling;

freckles or darkening of facial skin;

increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;

changes in weight or appetite;

problems with contact lenses;

vaginal itching or discharge;

changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or

headache, nervousness, dizziness, tired feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Cyclessa (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Some drugs can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C);

an antibiotic;

phenylbutazone (Azolid, Butazolidin);

St. John's wort;

seizure medicines such as phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), topiramate (Topamax), and others;

a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or

HIV medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), and others.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can affect birth control pills. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

More Cyclessa resources Cyclessa Side Effects (in more detail)Cyclessa Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingDrug ImagesCyclessa Drug InteractionsCyclessa Support Group5 Reviews for Cyclessa - Add your own review/rating Cyclessa Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Cyclessa Prescribing Information (FDA) Apri Prescribing Information (FDA) Caziant Prescribing Information (FDA) Cesia Prescribing Information (FDA) Desogen Consumer Overview Desogen MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Desogen Prescribing Information (FDA) Emoquette Prescribing Information (FDA) Kariva Prescribing Information (FDA) Mircette Consumer Overview Mircette Prescribing Information (FDA) Ortho-Cept Prescribing Information (FDA) Reclipsen Prescribing Information (FDA) Solia Prescribing Information (FDA) Velivet Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Cyclessa with other medications Abnormal Uterine BleedingBirth ControlEndometriosisGonadotropin InhibitionPolycystic Ovary Syndrome Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist can provide more information about ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel.

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Pramasone Cream


Pronunciation: HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone/pram-OX-een
Generic Name: Hydrocortisone/Pramoxine
Brand Name: Examples include Pramasone and Pramasone E
Pramasone Cream is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Pramasone Cream is a combination topical corticosteroid and local anesthetic. Exactly how it works is not known. It reduces skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation). It also decreases pain in the affected area.

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

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

Before using Pramasone Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Pramasone Cream. 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 any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin if you have had a recent vaccination; have measles, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, or shingles; or have had a positive TB test if you are taking prednisone or similar medicines

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

Ask your health care provider if Pramasone Cream 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 Pramasone Cream:

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

Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Pramasone Cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area unless directed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of Pramasone Cream, apply 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 apply 2 doses at once.

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

Important safety information: Pramasone Cream is for external use only. Do not get Pramasone Cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse immediately with cool water. If Pramasone Cream is applied to the diaper area, apply a very small amount and do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while using Pramasone Cream. Do not use Pramasone Cream for other skin conditions at a later time. Pramasone Cream has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Pramasone Cream is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Pramasone Cream over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Pramasone Cream. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Caution is advised when using Pramasone Cream in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Pramasone Cream. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Pramasone Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Pramasone Cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Pramasone Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Pramasone Cream:

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:

Dryness; itching.

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); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Pramasone Cream; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Pramasone 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Pramasone Cream:

Store Pramasone Cream at 77 degrees F (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 freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pramasone Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Pramasone Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Pramasone Cream 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 Pramasone Cream. 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 Pramasone resources Pramasone Side Effects (in more detail)Pramasone Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingPramasone Drug InteractionsPramasone Support Group4 Reviews for Pramasone - Add your own review/rating Compare Pramasone with other medications DermatitisDermatological DisordersHemorrhoidsPsoriasis
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Cordran Cream


Pronunciation: FLUR-an-DREN-oh-lide
Generic Name: Flurandrenolide
Brand Name: Examples include Cordran SP and Cordran
Cordran Cream is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching due to certain skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Cordran Cream is a topical adrenocortical steroid. It works by reducing skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation) in a way that is not clearly understood.

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

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

Before using Cordran Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Cordran Cream. 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 any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin if you have had a recent vaccination; have measles, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, or shingles; or have had a positive TB test if you are taking prednisone or similar medicines

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

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cordran Cream 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 Cordran Cream:

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

Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Cordran Cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area unless directed by your doctor. If your doctor instructs you to bandage or cover the treated area, closely follow the instructions provided by your doctor or other health care provider. If you miss a dose of Cordran Cream, apply 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 apply 2 doses at once.

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

Important safety information: Cordran Cream is for external use only. Do not get Cordran Cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse immediately with tap water. Do not use Cordran Cream on the face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you otherwise. If Cordran Cream is applied to the diaper area, apply a very small amount and do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose, use for longer than prescribed, or apply Cordran Cream over a large area without checking with your doctor. If your symptoms do not get better within 2 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor. Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin. Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while using Cordran Cream. Do not use Cordran Cream for other skin conditions at a later time. Cordran Cream has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Cordran Cream is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Cordran Cream over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Cordran Cream. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Cordran Cream. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cordran Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Cordran Cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Cordran Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Cordran Cream:

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:

Dryness; itching.

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); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Cordran Cream; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Cordran 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Cordran Cream:

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

General information: If you have any questions about Cordran Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Cordran Cream 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 Cordran Cream. 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 Cordran resources Cordran Side Effects (in more detail)Cordran Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingCordran Drug InteractionsCordran Support Group0 Reviews for Cordran - Add your own review/rating Compare Cordran with other medications Atopic DermatitisDermatitisEczemaPsoriasis
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Kionex


Generic Name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SOE dee um pol ee STEER een SUL foe nate)
Brand Names: Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex

What is Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate affects the exchange of sodium and potassium in the body.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood, also called hyperkalemia.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can be given as a liquid by mouth, through a stomach feeding tube, or as a rectal enema. This medication is usually given 1 to 4 times daily by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

If possible, before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you have a bowel obstruction, low blood levels of potassium, heart disease or high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, edema (water weight gain), kidney disease, or if you are constipated or on a low-salt diet.

In an emergency situation, it may not be possible before you are treated with sodium polystyrene sulfonate to tell your caregivers about any health conditions you have or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows that you have received this medication.

Tell your caregivers right away if you have any signs that your potassium level is getting too low, such as: pain or fluttering in your chest, uneven heartbeats, feeling irritable or confused, severe muscle weakness, breathing problems, or inability to move your muscles.

Tell your doctor if you also take digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), thyroxine, or a diuretic (water pill).

Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium or calcium supplements unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice.

You will need to keep using this medication even if you feel fine. Hyperkalemia often has no symptoms that you will notice.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)? You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to sodium polystyrene sulfonate, or have certain conditions. Be sure your doctor knows if you have:

low potassium levels (hypokalemia); or

a bowel obstruction.

Before receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

heart disease or high blood pressure;

congestive heart failure;

edema (water weight gain);

kidney disease;

constipation; or

if you are on a low-salt diet.

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use sodium polystyrene sulfonate, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

In an emergency situation, it may not be possible before treatment to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows that you have received this medication.

How is sodium polystyrene sulfonate given?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can be given as a liquid by mouth, through a stomach feeding tube, or as a rectal enema. This medication is usually given 1 to 4 times daily by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

The powder form of this medicine is mixed with water, or syrup (to make it taste better if given by mouth).

If you are given the rectal enema, the liquid will be given slowly while you are lying down. You may need to hold the enema in for up to several hours. The sodium polystyrene sulfonate enema is usually followed with a second cleansing enema.

You will need to keep using this medication even if you feel fine. Hyperkalemia often has no symptoms that you will notice.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since this medication is usually given in a hospital, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose? Tell your caregivers at once if you think you have received too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include confusion, irritability, trouble thinking or concentrating, muscle weakness, or trouble breathing.

What should I avoid while receiving Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)? Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium or calcium supplements unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice. Antacids or laxatives can make sodium polystyrene sulfonate less effective or cause serious side effects.

Avoid eating or drinking anything that contains sorbitol (a fruit sugar often used as a sweetener in chewing gum, diet drinks, baked goods, or frozen desserts).

Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 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. Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

pain or fluttering in your chest;

uneven heartbeats;

feeling irritable or confused;

increased thirst or urination;

severe muscle weakness;

inability to move your muscles;

black, bloody, or tarry stools;

pain in your lower stomach or rectum; or

swelling, rapid weight gain.

Less serious side effects may include:

diarrhea or constipation;

nausea or vomiting;

upset stomach; or

loss of appetite.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Kionex (sodium polystyrene sulfonate)?

Before receiving this medicine, tell your doctor if you also use:

digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);

lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);

thyroxine; or

a diuretic (water pill) such as triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), spironolactone (Aldactone), or amiloride (Midamor).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

More Kionex resources Kionex Side Effects (in more detail) Kionex Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Kionex Drug Interactions Kionex Support Group 0 Reviews for Kionex - Add your own review/rating Kionex Powder MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Kionex Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Kionex Prescribing Information (FDA) Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Prescribing Information (FDA) Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer) Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Monograph (AHFS DI) Kayexalate Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare Kionex with other medications Hyperkalemia Where can I get more information? Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about sodium polystyrene.

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Analpram-HC Cream


Pronunciation: hye-droe-KOR-ti-sone ASS-eh-tate/pra-MOX-een
Generic Name: Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine
Brand Name: Examples include Analpram-HC and Zypram
Analpram-HC Cream is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching of the anal area due to certain skin conditions.

Analpram-HC Cream is a combination topical corticosteroid and local anesthetic. It works by reducing skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation) in a way that is not exactly understood. It also decreases pain in the affected area.

Do NOT use Analpram-HC Cream if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Analpram-HC Cream you have a rectal obstruction, abscess, or perforation

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

Before using Analpram-HC Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Analpram-HC Cream. 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 any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin in the affected area if you have a parasitic, bacterial, fungal, or viral infection; diabetes; diarrhea; swelling of the esophagus; stomach or intestinal problems (eg, inflammation, blockage, ulcer, perforation, fistula, colostomy); inflammation of the lining of the abdomen; measles; tuberculosis (TB); a positive TB skin test; chickenpox; shingles; herpes infection of the eye; kidney problems; or you have received a recent vaccination if you have a history of congestive heart failure or heart attack if you have had recent intestinal surgery or procedure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Analpram-HC Cream. Because little, if any, of Analpram-HC Cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Analpram-HC Cream 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 Analpram-HC Cream:

Use Analpram-HC Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Analpram-HC Cream is for use around the rectal area only. Wash your hands immediately before and after using Analpram-HC Cream. For use around the anus, apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area and rub in gently. If you miss a dose of Analpram-HC Cream, apply it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until the next day, 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 Analpram-HC Cream.

Important safety information: Avoid getting Analpram-HC Cream in your eyes. If you get Analpram-HC Cream in your eyes, immediately flush them with cool tap water. If your symptoms do not get better within 2 to 3 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor. Do not use Analpram-HC Cream for other rectal conditions at a later time. Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while you are using Analpram-HC Cream. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Analpram-HC Cream. Caution is advised when using Analpram-HC Cream in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Analpram-HC Cream is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Analpram-HC Cream over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Analpram-HC Cream. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Analpram-HC Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Analpram-HC Cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Analpram-HC Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Analpram-HC Cream:

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 skin; itching.

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); acne-like rash; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; rectal pain, burning, cracking, itching, bleeding, peeling, or irritation not present before using Analpram-HC Cream; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Analpram-HC 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face. Analpram-HC Cream may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of Analpram-HC Cream:

Store Analpram-HC Cream 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 Analpram-HC Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Analpram-HC Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Analpram-HC Cream 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 Analpram-HC Cream. 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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Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes


Pronunciation: HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone AS-e-tate/pram-OX-een
Generic Name: Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine
Brand Name: Zypram
Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching of the anal area due to certain skin conditions.

Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is a combination topical corticosteroid and local anesthetic. It works by reducing skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation) in a way that is not exactly understood. It also decreases pain in the affected area.

Do NOT use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes you have a rectal obstruction, abscess, or perforation

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

Before using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes:

Some medical conditions may interact with Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. 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 any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin in the affected area if you have a parasitic, bacterial, fungal, or viral infection; diabetes; diarrhea; swelling of the esophagus; stomach or intestinal problems (eg, blockage, colostomy, fistula, inflammation, perforation, ulcer); inflammation of the lining of the abdomen; measles; tuberculosis (TB); a positive TB skin test; chickenpox; shingles; herpes infection of the eye; or kidney problems; or if you have received a recent vaccination if you have a history of congestive heart failure or heart attack if you have had a recent intestinal surgery or procedure

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. Because little, if any, of Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes 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 Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes:

Use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is for use around the rectal area only. Wash your hands immediately before and after using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. Gently clean the affected area with the cleansing wipe provided. Fill the applicator with Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes as directed. Gently insert the tip of the filled applicator about ?? inch into the anal area and apply Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes as directed. Do not insert the applicator too far into the anus or rectum. If you miss a dose of Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes, apply it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until the next day, 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 Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. Important safety information: Avoid getting Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes in your eyes. If you get Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes in your eyes, immediately flush them with cool tap water. If your symptoms do not get better within 2 to 3 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor. Do not use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Do not use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes for other rectal conditions at a later time. Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while you are using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. Caution is advised when using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes while you are pregnant. It is not known if Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes:

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:

Mild burning, dryness, itching, or irritation at the application site.

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); acne-like rash; excessive hair growth; fever or other signs of infection; inflamed hair follicles; muscle weakness; rectal pain, burning, cracking, itching, bleeding, peeling, or irritation not present before using Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Zypram 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes:

Store Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes 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 Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes 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 Zypram Cream with Cleansing Wipes. 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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Ultravate PAC Ointment


Pronunciation: HAL-oh-BAY-ta-sol/a-MOE-nee-um LAK-tate
Generic Name: Halobetasol Ointment and Ammonium Lactate
Brand Name: Ultravate PAC
Ultravate PAC Ointment is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ultravate PAC Ointment is a kit that contains a topical corticosteroid and a humectant. The corticosteroid reduces skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation). The humectant moisturizes and softens the skin.

Do NOT use Ultravate PAC Ointment if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Ultravate PAC Ointment

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

Before using Ultravate PAC Ointment:

Some medical conditions may interact with Ultravate PAC Ointment. 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 or other substances if you have rosacea, any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin if you have had a recent vaccination; you have measles, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, or shingles; or you have had a positive TB test if you are taking prednisone or similar medicines

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

Ask your health care provider if Ultravate PAC Ointment 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 Ultravate PAC Ointment:

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

To use the halobetasol ointment: Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after you apply Ultravate PAC Ointment, unless your hands are part of the treated area. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area unless directed by your doctor. To use the ammonium lactate lotion: Shake well before each use. Apply to dry skin and rub in completely 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands right away after you apply Ultravate PAC Ointment, unless your hands are a part of the treated area. If you miss a dose of Ultravate PAC Ointment, apply 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 apply 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ultravate PAC Ointment.

Important safety information: Ultravate PAC Ointment is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water. Do not use halobetasol on the face, in the groin area, or under the armpits. Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than 2 weeks without checking with your doctor. If your symptoms do not get better within 2 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor. Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine while you are using halobetasol. Do not use Ultravate PAC Ointment for other skin conditions at a later time. Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin. Overuse of topical products may worsen your condition. Ammonium lactate may cause temporary stinging or burning when applied to cracked or scraped skin (eg, after shaving). Ammonium lactate may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Ultravate PAC Ointment. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Ultravate PAC Ointment has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Ultravate PAC Ointment before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Ultravate PAC Ointment is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Ultravate PAC Ointment over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Ultravate PAC Ointment. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Ultravate PAC Ointment. Ultravate PAC Ointment 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 Ultravate PAC Ointment while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ultravate PAC Ointment is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Ultravate PAC Ointment, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Ultravate PAC Ointment:

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:

Dryness; itching; mild, temporary burning, irritation, peeling, redness, sensitivity, or stinging.

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); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Ultravate PAC Ointment; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, flushing, confusion, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased urination); thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Ultravate PAC 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Ultravate PAC Ointment:

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

General information: If you have any questions about Ultravate PAC Ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Ultravate PAC Ointment 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 Ultravate PAC Ointment. 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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Ultravate PAC Cream


Pronunciation: HAL-oh-BAY-ta-sol/a-MOE-nee-um LAK-tate
Generic Name: Halobetasol Cream and Ammonium Lactate Lotion
Brand Name: Ultravate PAC
Ultravate PAC Cream is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ultravate PAC Cream is a kit that contains a topical corticosteroid and a humectant. The corticosteroid reduces skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation). The humectant moisturizes and softens the skin.

Do NOT use Ultravate PAC Cream if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Ultravate PAC Cream

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

Before using Ultravate PAC Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Ultravate PAC Cream. 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 or other substances if you have rosacea or any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin if you have had a recent vaccination; you have measles, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, or shingles; or you have had a positive TB test if you are taking prednisone or similar medicines

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

Ask your health care provider if Ultravate PAC Cream 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 Ultravate PAC Cream:

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

To use the halobetasol cream: Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after you apply Ultravate PAC Cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area. Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area unless directed by your doctor. To use the ammonium lactate lotion: Shake well before each use. Apply to dry skin and rub in completely 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Wash your hands right away after you apply Ultravate PAC Cream, unless your hands are a part of the treated area. If you miss a dose of Ultravate PAC Cream, apply 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 apply 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ultravate PAC Cream.

Important safety information: Ultravate PAC Cream is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water. Do not use halobetasol on the face, in the groin area, or under the armpits. Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than 2 weeks without checking with your doctor. If your symptoms do not get better within 2 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor. Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine while you are using halobetasol. Do not use Ultravate PAC Cream for other skin conditions at a later time. Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin. Overuse of topical products may worsen your condition. Ammonium lactate may cause temporary stinging or burning when applied to cracked or scraped skin (eg, after shaving). Ammonium lactate may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Ultravate PAC Cream. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time. Ultravate PAC Cream has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Ultravate PAC Cream before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Serious side effects may occur if too much of Ultravate PAC Cream is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Ultravate PAC Cream over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Ultravate PAC Cream. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Ultravate PAC Cream. Ultravate PAC Cream 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 Ultravate PAC Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ultravate PAC Cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Ultravate PAC Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Ultravate PAC Cream:

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:

Dryness; itching; mild, temporary burning, irritation, peeling, redness, sensitivity, or stinging.

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); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Ultravate PAC Cream; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, flushing, confusion, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased urination); thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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: Ultravate PAC 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 increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Ultravate PAC Cream:

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

General information: If you have any questions about Ultravate PAC Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Ultravate PAC Cream 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 Ultravate PAC Cream. 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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sodium polystyrene sulfonate


Generic Name: sodium polystyrene sulfonate (SOE dee um pol ee STEER een SUL foe nate)
Brand Names: Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex

What is sodium polystyrene sulfonate?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate affects the exchange of sodium and potassium in the body.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is used to treat high levels of potassium in the blood, also called hyperkalemia.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about sodium polystyrene sulfonate?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can be given as a liquid by mouth, through a stomach feeding tube, or as a rectal enema. This medication is usually given 1 to 4 times daily by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

If possible, before you receive this medication, tell your doctor if you have a bowel obstruction, low blood levels of potassium, heart disease or high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, edema (water weight gain), kidney disease, or if you are constipated or on a low-salt diet.

In an emergency situation, it may not be possible before you are treated with sodium polystyrene sulfonate to tell your caregivers about any health conditions you have or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows that you have received this medication.

Tell your caregivers right away if you have any signs that your potassium level is getting too low, such as: pain or fluttering in your chest, uneven heartbeats, feeling irritable or confused, severe muscle weakness, breathing problems, or inability to move your muscles.

Tell your doctor if you also take digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid), thyroxine, or a diuretic (water pill).

Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium or calcium supplements unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice.

You will need to keep using this medication even if you feel fine. Hyperkalemia often has no symptoms that you will notice.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate? You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to sodium polystyrene sulfonate, or have certain conditions. Be sure your doctor knows if you have:

low potassium levels (hypokalemia); or

a bowel obstruction.

Before receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

heart disease or high blood pressure;

congestive heart failure;

edema (water weight gain);

kidney disease;

constipation; or

if you are on a low-salt diet.

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use sodium polystyrene sulfonate, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

In an emergency situation, it may not be possible before treatment to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows that you have received this medication.

How is sodium polystyrene sulfonate given?

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate can be given as a liquid by mouth, through a stomach feeding tube, or as a rectal enema. This medication is usually given 1 to 4 times daily by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting.

The powder form of this medicine is mixed with water, or syrup (to make it taste better if given by mouth).

If you are given the rectal enema, the liquid will be given slowly while you are lying down. You may need to hold the enema in for up to several hours. The sodium polystyrene sulfonate enema is usually followed with a second cleansing enema.

You will need to keep using this medication even if you feel fine. Hyperkalemia often has no symptoms that you will notice.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since this medication is usually given in a hospital, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose? Tell your caregivers at once if you think you have received too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include confusion, irritability, trouble thinking or concentrating, muscle weakness, or trouble breathing.

What should I avoid while receiving sodium polystyrene sulfonate? Do not use salt substitutes or take potassium or calcium supplements unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid using antacids or laxatives without your doctor's advice. Antacids or laxatives can make sodium polystyrene sulfonate less effective or cause serious side effects.

Avoid eating or drinking anything that contains sorbitol (a fruit sugar often used as a sweetener in chewing gum, diet drinks, baked goods, or frozen desserts).

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate 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. Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

pain or fluttering in your chest;

uneven heartbeats;

feeling irritable or confused;

increased thirst or urination;

severe muscle weakness;

inability to move your muscles;

black, bloody, or tarry stools;

pain in your lower stomach or rectum; or

swelling, rapid weight gain.

Less serious side effects may include:

diarrhea or constipation;

nausea or vomiting;

upset stomach; or

loss of appetite.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperkalemia:

The average daily dose is 15 to 60 g. This is best provided by administering 15 g orally 1 to 4 times a day or 30 to 50 g rectally every 6 hours. Doses should be limited to a specific number, such as one time or every 6 hours for 2 doses to limit the potential for hypokalemia.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hyperkalemia:

Neonatal:
Hyperkalemia (not preferred): Rectal: 1 g/kg/dose every 2 to 6 hours; may employ lower doses by using the practical exchange ratio of 1 mEq K+/g of resin as the basis for calculation. Note: Due to complications of hypernatremia and NEC, use in neonates should be reserved for refractory cases.
Infants and Children:
Oral: 1 g/kg/dose every 6 hours
Rectal: 1 g/kg/dose every 2 to 6 hours (In small children and infants, employ lower doses by using the practical exchange ratio of 1 mEq K+/g of resin as the basis for calculation).

What other drugs will affect sodium polystyrene sulfonate?

Before receiving this medicine, tell your doctor if you also use:

digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);

lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);

thyroxine; or

a diuretic (water pill) such as triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), spironolactone (Aldactone), or amiloride (Midamor).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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Follitropin Alfa Solution


Pronunciation: FALL-lee-tro-pin
Generic Name: Follitropin Alfa
Brand Name: Gonal-f RFF Pen
Follitropin Alfa Solution is used for:

Treating infertility in certain women. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This is a fertility medicine that helps develop eggs in the ovaries in women trying to become pregnant. Follitropin Alfa Solution is usually used with fertility programs and other fertility medicines.

Do NOT use Follitropin Alfa Solution if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Follitropin Alfa Solution you have primary ovarian failure (eg, your ovaries do not make eggs) you have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal problems you have hormone-sensitive tumors you have pituitary tumor or other brain lesion or tumor you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant you have cancer in your female organs (eg, ovaries, breast, uterus) you have heavy or irregular bleeding from your uterus or vagina you have ovarian cysts or enlargement, not due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Before using Follitropin Alfa Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Follitropin Alfa Solution. Tell your health care provider 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 urinary tract bleeding if you have an adrenal gland or thyroid problem if you have blood clotting or breathing problems (eg, asthma)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Follitropin Alfa Solution. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines.

Ask your health care provider if Follitropin Alfa 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 Follitropin Alfa Solution:

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

An extra patient leaflet is available with Follitropin Alfa Solution. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information. Follitropin Alfa Solution is sometimes used at home as an injection. Use Follitropin Alfa Solution exactly as prescribed. Do not change the dose unless your doctor tells you to. Your doctor will tell you the number of units of the pen to use each day and the number of days to use the same pen. Follitropin Alfa Solution is an injection given under the skin. Your doctor or health care provider will instruct you as to how to inject yourself. Do not use Follitropin Alfa Solution at home until your health care provider has shown you the correct way. Make sure that you understand how to properly prepare and measure your dose. If you have any questions about preparing or measuring the dose, contact your health care provider. Prime the pen before the first use. You only need to prime the first time you use a new pen. Do not touch the needle or allow it to touch any surface. Allow the liquid solution to come to room temperature before you inject. Check that the liquid is clear before you inject. Do not use the injection if it contains any particles. Report this to your health care provider immediately. It is normal for a small amount of drug to be left over in the medicine pen. Discard any remaining medicine in the pen after your injection. If you are traveling, keep the pen away from light and extreme temperatures. If you use too much medicine in the pen, call your health care provider at once. If you miss a dose of Follitropin Alfa Solution, do not double the dose. Contact your doctor if to find out when you should take your next dose.

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

Important safety information: Follitropin Alfa Solution may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Follitropin Alfa Solution with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. You will need to have a complete gynecological and hormone evaluation prior to starting therapy with Follitropin Alfa Solution. Your partner should be evaluated for fertility problems. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a severe side effect that may occur in some patients who use Follitropin Alfa Solution. Contact your doctor right away if you develop severe stomach pain or bloating; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; sudden unexplained weight gain; shortness of breath; or decreased urination. Follitropin Alfa Solution may cause multiple births (eg, twins). Talk with your doctor to discuss your chances of multiple births. Lab tests, including ultrasound or drawing an estradiol level, may be performed while you use Follitropin Alfa Solution. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. Follitropin Alfa Solution should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Follitropin Alfa Solution if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Follitropin Alfa Solution, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Follitropin Alfa Solution:

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:

Breast pain; discomfort, pain, or mild bruising at the injection site; headache; mild stomach pain or nausea; sinus inflammation; sore throat; stuffy nose.

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); abnormal vaginal bleeding; calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; decreased urination; diarrhea; fever; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent stomach pain, upset, or bloating; severe or persistent nausea; severe pelvic or back pain; shortness of breath; slurred speech; sudden, unexplained weight gain; unusual vaginal itching, discharge, or odor; vision changes; 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: Follitropin Alfa 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 of overdose may include nausea; severe headache; severe stomach pain or swelling; vomiting; weakness; weight gain.

Proper storage of Follitropin Alfa Solution:

Store Follitropin Alfa Solution in the refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F; 2 to 8 degrees C) until the expiration date. It can be kept at room temperature (68 to 77 degrees F; 20 to 25 degrees C) for up to 1 month or until the expiration date, whichever comes first. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Keep Follitropin Alfa Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Follitropin Alfa Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Follitropin Alfa 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 Follitropin Alfa 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.

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Gonal-f Powder


Pronunciation: FALL-lee-tro-pin
Generic Name: Follitropin Alfa
Brand Name: Gonal-f
Gonal-f Powder is used for:

Treating infertility in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Gonal-f Powder is a human follicle-stimulating hormone. It is used to treat infertility in women by stimulating the ovaries to produce eggs.It is used to treat male infertility by increasing sperm count. Gonal-f Powder is usually given with other medicines.

Do NOT use Gonal-f Powder if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Gonal-f Powder you are allergic to sucrose, sodium phosphate, or benzyl alcohol you have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal problems you have pituitary tumor or other brain lesion or tumor you have hormone-sensitive tumors you have primary ovarian failure (eg, your ovaries do not make eggs) you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant you have cancer in your female organs (eg, ovaries, breast, uterus) you have heavy or irregular bleeding from your uterus or vagina you have ovarian cysts or enlargement, not due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Before using Gonal-f Powder:

Some medical conditions may interact with Gonal-f Powder. Tell your health care provider 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 or other substances if you have urinary tract bleeding if you have an adrenal gland or thyroid problem if you have permanent damage to the testes if you have swollen, enlarged, or painful ovaries if you have blood-clotting problems or breathing problems (eg, asthma)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gonal-f Powder. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines.

Ask your health care provider if Gonal-f Powder 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 Gonal-f Powder:

Use Gonal-f Powder as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

An extra patient leaflet is available with Gonal-f Powder. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information. Gonal-f Powder is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Gonal-f Powder at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Gonal-f Powder. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions. Do not use Gonal-f Powder if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged. Do not touch the needle or allow it to touch any surface. The duration of treatment will be determined by your health care provider. It is recommended that a couple using Gonal-f Powder has intercourse daily, starting on the day before the injection of Gonal-f Powder. If you miss a dose of Gonal-f Powder, contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gonal-f Powder.

Important safety information: Gonal-f Powder may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Gonal-f Powder with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Women will need to have a complete gynecological and hormone evaluation prior to starting therapy with Gonal-f Powder. Your partner should be evaluated for fertility problems. Men will need to have a complete medical and hormone evaluation before starting therapy with Gonal-f Powder. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a severe side effect that may occur in some women who use Gonal-f Powder. Contact your doctor right away if you develop severe stomach pain or bloating; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; sudden unexplained weight gain; shortness of breath; or decreased urination. Gonal-f Powder may cause multiple births (eg, twins). Talk with your doctor to discuss your chances of multiple births. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Lab tests, such as ultrasound or drawing an estradiol level, may be performed while you use Gonal-f Powder. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. Gonal-f Powder is not for use in the ELDERLY; safety and effectiveness in the elderly have not been confirmed. Gonal-f Powder should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Gonal-f Powder if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Gonal-f Powder, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Gonal-f Powder:

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:

Acne; breast pain or growth; discomfort at the injection site; headache; sinus infection; stomach upset; tiredness.

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); abnormal vaginal bleeding; calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; fever; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent shortness of breath; severe pelvic or back pain; signs of OHSS (eg, decreased urination; diarrhea; severe or persistent stomach pain, upset or bloating; nausea; sudden unexplained weight gain; vomiting); slurred speech; unusual vaginal itching, discharge, or odor; vision changes.

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: Gonal-f 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 of overdose may include nausea; severe headache; severe stomach pain or swelling; vomiting; weakness; weight gain.

Proper storage of Gonal-f Powder:

Store Gonal-f Powder in the refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F; 2 to 8 degrees C) until the expiration date. It can be kept at room temperature (68 to 77 degrees F; 20 to 25 degrees C) for up to 1 month or until the expiration date, whichever comes first. Once Gonal-f Powder is mixed, it should be used immediately. Do not store medicine that has been mixed. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Keep Gonal-f Powder out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Gonal-f Powder, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Gonal-f Powder 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 Gonal-f Powder. 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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Menopur injectable


Generic Name: menotropins (injectable) (MEN oh troe pins)
Brand Names: Menopur, Repronex

What are menotropins?

Menotropins are an equal mixture of the naturally occurring follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH are important for the development of follicles (eggs) produced by the ovaries and for the development of sperm.

Menotropins are used to stimulate ovulation (the release of an egg) when a woman's ovaries can produce a follicle but hormonal stimulation is deficient. Menotropins are also used to stimulate the development of multiple eggs for in vitro fertilization. Likewise, menotropins are used to stimulate the production of sperm in men who have functioning testes but in whom hormonal stimulation is deficient.

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

What is the most important information I should know about menotropins?

Menotropins may increase the likelihood of multiple births. Multiple births may carry additional risk both for the mother and for the fetuses.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using menotropins?

Menotropins will not induce ovulation or sperm production if your ovaries or testes are not functioning properly.

Do not use menotropins without first taking to your doctor if you

might be pregnant;

have a thyroid problem;

have cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland;

have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding;

have ovarian cysts or enlargement; or

have any other serious or chronic medical illness.

You may not be able to use menotropins, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Do not use menotropins if you are pregnant. Menotropins are in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that they are known to cause birth defects. It is not known whether menotropins pass into breast milk. Do not use menotropins without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I use menotropins?

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

Formulations of menotropins intended for intramuscular injection (an injection into muscle) must not be administered subcutaneously (under the skin), and vice versa. If you are administering this medication at home, your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to mix the solution and give yourself the injection. Do not inject menotropins if you are not sure how.

Use the solution immediately after it is mixed. Throw away any medicine that is left over.

Never reuse a needle or syringe. Dispose of all needles and syringes in an appropriate, puncture-resistant disposal container.

Store menotropins at room temperature or in the refrigerator, away from direct light, moisture, and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of menotropins. Do not use a double dose of this medication without first talking to your doctor.

What happens if I overdose? An overdose of menotropins is unlikely to threaten life. Notify your doctor immediately or call an emergency room or poison control center for advice.

Symptoms of a menotropins overdose are not known. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) may result with an overdose of menotropins. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal.

What should I avoid while using menotropins?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during therapy with menotropins unless your doctor directs otherwise.

Menotropins side effects Stop using menotropins and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Less than 2% of female patients treated with menotropins develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first cycle of therapy. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Notify your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if you develop any of these side effects.

Serious pulmonary (lung and breathing) conditions have been reported in patients using menotropins. Seek medical attention if you experience any sudden changes in your breathing.

Other side effects may also occur. Notify your doctor if you experience

ovarian enlargement presenting as abdominal or pelvic pain, tenderness, pressure, or swelling;

nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;

shortness of breath;

pain, warmth, or tenderness centralized in an arm or leg;

fever or chills;

headache or drowsiness;

weakness or aching of muscles or joints;

breast enlargement or tenderness;

pain, swelling, or irritation at the injection site; or

rash.

Menotropins may increase the likelihood of multiple births. Multiple births may carry additional risk both for the mother and for the fetuses.

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 menotropins?

It is not known whether other medications will interact with menotropins. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

More Menopur resources Menopur Side Effects (in more detail)Menopur Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingMenopur Drug InteractionsMenopur Support Group0 Reviews for Menopur - Add your own review/rating Compare Menopur with other medications Female InfertilityFollicle StimulationOvulation Induction Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist can provide more information about menotropins.

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clofibrate


Generic Name: clofibrate (kloe FIB rate)
Brand Names: Atromid-S

What is clofibrate?

Clofibrate is used to lower high levels of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the blood. Clofibrate is especially good at lowering triglycerides and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) (a form of cholesterol).

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

What is the most important information I should know about clofibrate?

Follow any diet or exercise plan outlined by your doctor. Diet and exercise are very important factors in controlling cholesterol.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, an irregular heartbeat, severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, a sore throat, a flulike feeling, blood in your urine, a decrease in urination, muscle cramps, muscle pain, muscle weakness, painful joints, swelling in your ankles or legs, or sudden weight gain. These could be early signs of serious side effects.

Who should not take clofibrate? Do not take clofibrate if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or biliary cirrhosis.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism),

diabetes, or

an ulcer in your stomach or intestines.

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

Clofibrate may be passed into the system of an unborn baby. Clofibrate can build up dangerously in unborn babies, who do not yet have the ability to break down and pass this drug from the body. Do not take clofibrate without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Clofibrate passes into breast milk. Since babies do not yet have the ability to break down this drug, a dangerous buildup could occur. Do not take clofibrate without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take clofibrate?

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

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Clofibrate can be taken with food to lessen stomach upset. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsules. Swallow them whole.

Clofibrate is usually taken several times a day. Follow the directions your doctor has given to you.

Store clofibrate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

See also: Clofibrate dosage (in more detail)

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 missed dose 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 attention or call a poison control center near you. What should I avoid while taking clofibrate?

Follow any diet or exercise plan outlined by your doctor. Diet and exercise are very important factors in controlling cholesterol.

Clofibrate side effects If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking clofibrate and seek emergency medical attention:

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

chest pain or an irregular heart beat;

severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting;

fever and chills, a sore throat, or a flu-like feeling;

blood in your urine or a decrease in urination;

swelling of your ankles or legs;

muscle cramps, muscle weakness, muscle aches, or muscle pain;

joint pain; or

sudden weight gain.

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

bloating or flatulence;

nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;

headache;

dizziness or drowsiness; or

impotence.

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.

Clofibrate Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipidemia:

500 mg orally 4 times a day.

What other drugs will affect clofibrate?

Clofibrate may increase the effects of the following drugs, which could lead to dangerous side effects:

anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin); and

insulin or oral medications used to treat diabetes such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase), tolbutamide (Orinase) or tolazamide (Tolinase).

Clofibrate is generally not recommended for use with other cholesterol-lowering drugs such as lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and gemfibrozil (Lopid). A serious reaction involving the muscles and kidneys may occur if these drugs are taken together and can result in death.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with clofibrate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

More clofibrate resources Clofibrate Side Effects (in more detail)Clofibrate DosageClofibrate Use in Pregnancy & BreastfeedingClofibrate Drug InteractionsClofibrate Support Group0 Reviews for Clofibrate - Add your own review/rating clofibrate Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Compare clofibrate with other medications High CholesterolHyperlipoproteinemiaHyperlipoproteinemia Type III, Elevated beta-VLDL IDLHyperlipoproteinemia Type IV, Elevated VLDLHyperlipoproteinemia Type V, Elevated Chylomicrons VLDL Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has more information about clofibrate written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like?

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

Atromid-S 500 mg--red, hard-gelatin capsules

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Loniten


Generic Name: minoxidil (min OX i dil)
Brand Names: Loniten

What is Loniten (minoxidil)?

Minoxidil is a vasodilator that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Minoxidil is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is usually given together with two other medications including a diuretic (water pill).

Minoxidil may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Loniten (minoxidil)? Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to minoxidil, or if you have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor).

Before using minoxidil, tell your doctor if you have angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure, kidney disease, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or if you have recently had a heart attack.

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially guanethidine (Ismelin).

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as swelling in your legs or ankles, chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, trouble breathing, swelling or rapid weight gain, sudden numbness or problems with vision or speech, the first sign of any skin rash, or if you feel like you might pass out.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

You may need to receive your first few doses of minoxidil in a hospital setting where your heart and blood pressure can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Loniten (minoxidil)? Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to minoxidil, or if you have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor).

Before using minoxidil, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

angina (chest pain);

congestive heart failure;

kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);

epilepsy or other seizure disorder; or

if you have recently had a heart attack.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.

FDA pregnancy category C. Minoxidil may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Minoxidil can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not take minoxidil without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take Loniten (minoxidil)? You may need to receive your first few doses of minoxidil in a hospital setting where your heart and blood pressure can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects.

Take minoxidil exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your weight and blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. You may also need blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Minoxidil is usually given together with other medications. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Store minoxidil at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

See also: Loniten dosage (in more detail)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include dizziness or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking Loniten (minoxidil)?

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Loniten (minoxidil) 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. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

dry cough, sharp or stabbing chest pain;

chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;

trouble breathing (especially while lying down);

swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet;

rapid weight gain of 5 pounds or more;

fast or pounding heartbeats;

sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance;

fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;

the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;

easy bruising or bleeding; or

feeling like you might pass out.

Less serious side effects may include:

nausea, vomiting;

breast pain or tenderness; or

changes in the color, length, or thickness of body or facial hair.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Loniten (minoxidil)?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially guanethidine (Ismelin).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with minoxidil. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

More Loniten resources Loniten Side Effects (in more detail) Loniten Dosage Loniten Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Drug Images Loniten Drug Interactions Loniten Support Group 0 Reviews for Loniten - Add your own review/rating Loniten Prescribing Information (FDA) Loniten Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Minoxidil Prescribing Information (FDA) Minoxidil Monograph (AHFS DI) Minoxidil MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Minoxidil Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer) Compare Loniten with other medications High Blood Pressure Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist can provide more information about minoxidil.

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minoxidil


Generic Name: minoxidil (min OX i dil)
Brand Names: Loniten

What is minoxidil?

Minoxidil is a vasodilator that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Minoxidil is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is usually given together with two other medications including a diuretic (water pill).

Minoxidil may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about minoxidil? Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to minoxidil, or if you have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor).

Before using minoxidil, tell your doctor if you have angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure, kidney disease, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or if you have recently had a heart attack.

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially guanethidine (Ismelin).

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as swelling in your legs or ankles, chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, trouble breathing, swelling or rapid weight gain, sudden numbness or problems with vision or speech, the first sign of any skin rash, or if you feel like you might pass out.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

You may need to receive your first few doses of minoxidil in a hospital setting where your heart and blood pressure can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking minoxidil? Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to minoxidil, or if you have pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor).

Before using minoxidil, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

angina (chest pain);

congestive heart failure;

kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);

epilepsy or other seizure disorder; or

if you have recently had a heart attack.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.

FDA pregnancy category C. Minoxidil may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Minoxidil can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Do not take minoxidil without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. How should I take minoxidil? You may need to receive your first few doses of minoxidil in a hospital setting where your heart and blood pressure can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects.

Take minoxidil exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your weight and blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. You may also need blood tests. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Minoxidil is usually given together with other medications. To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without advice from your doctor.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so you may not know when your blood pressure is high. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

Store minoxidil at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

See also: Minoxidil dosage (in more detail)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include dizziness or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking minoxidil?

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Minoxidil 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. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

dry cough, sharp or stabbing chest pain;

chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;

trouble breathing (especially while lying down);

swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet;

rapid weight gain of 5 pounds or more;

fast or pounding heartbeats;

sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance;

fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;

the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;

easy bruising or bleeding; or

feeling like you might pass out.

Less serious side effects may include:

nausea, vomiting;

breast pain or tenderness; or

changes in the color, length, or thickness of body or facial hair.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Minoxidil Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Initial dose: 5 mg orally once a day.
Maintenance dose: 10-40 mg in 1-2 divided doses.

What other drugs will affect minoxidil?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially guanethidine (Ismelin).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with minoxidil. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

More minoxidil resources Minoxidil Dosage Minoxidil Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Drug Images Minoxidil Drug Interactions Minoxidil Support Group 0 Reviews for Minoxidil - Add your own review/rating minoxidil Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information Minoxidil Prescribing Information (FDA) Minoxidil Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer) Minoxidil Monograph (AHFS DI) Minoxidil MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer) Loniten Prescribing Information (FDA) Compare minoxidil with other medications High Blood Pressure Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist can provide more information about minoxidil.
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Cortisporin Cream


Pronunciation: HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone/NEE-oh-MYE-sin/POL-ee-MIX-in
Generic Name: Hydrocortisone/Neomycin/Polymyxin B
Brand Name: Cortisporin
Cortisporin Cream is used for:

Treating inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness, pain) due to certain skin conditions when an infection is present.

Cortisporin Cream is a combination of 2 antibiotics and a corticosteroid. The antibiotics work by slowing the growth of, or killing, sensitive bacteria. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation.

Do NOT use Cortisporin Cream if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Cortisporin Cream, to other aminoglycosides (eg, tobramycin), or to other corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) you have a viral infection of the skin (eg, herpes simplex, vaccinia, chickenpox, shingles), tuberculosis of the skin, or a fungal skin infection you are using Cortisporin Cream on your ear and you have a perforated ear drum

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

Before using Cortisporin Cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with Cortisporin Cream. 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 any kind of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin if you have had a recent vaccination; have measles or tuberculosis; or you have had a positive tuberculosis test

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

Ask your health care provider if Cortisporin Cream 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 Cortisporin Cream:

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

Cortisporin Cream is for topical use only. Do not get Cortisporin Cream in your eyes. If you get Cortisporin Cream in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water. Wash your hands before and after using Cortisporin Cream. Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Rub in gently. To clear up your infection completely, use Cortisporin Cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days. If you miss a dose of Cortisporin Cream, 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 Cortisporin Cream.

Important safety information: Cortisporin Cream only works against bacteria; it does not treat fungal or viral infections. Be sure to use Cortisporin Cream 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 Cortisporin Cream 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. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. Do not use Cortisporin Cream for other conditions at a later time. Cortisporin Cream has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor before having any vaccinations while you are using Cortisporin Cream. Cortisporin Cream should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Cortisporin Cream. PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cortisporin Cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if Cortisporin Cream is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Cortisporin Cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Possible side effects of Cortisporin Cream:

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:

Dryness; itching.

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); acne-like rash; burning or peeling of the skin not present when you began using Cortisporin Cream; changes in hearing; decreased urination; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; loss of hearing; muscle weakness; increased or persistent pain, redness, irritation, or swelling; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

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. Symptoms may include increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Cortisporin Cream:

Store Cortisporin Cream between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep the container tightly closed. Keep Cortisporin Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information: If you have any questions about Cortisporin Cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. Cortisporin Cream 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 Cortisporin Cream. 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 Cortisporin resources Cortisporin Use in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Cortisporin Drug Interactions Cortisporin Support Group 0 Reviews for Cortisporin - Add your own review/rating Compare Cortisporin with other medications Bacterial Skin Infection Dermatitis
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