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Female patients of childbearing age should be told about the consequences of exposure to AVALIDE during pregnancy. Discuss treatment options with women planning to become pregnant. Patients should be asked to report pregnancies to their physician as soon as possible.
Patients using AVALIDE should be told that they may feel lightheaded, especially during the first days of use. Patients should inform their physician if they feel lightheaded or faint. If fainting occurs, the patient should stop using AVALIDE and contact the prescribing doctor.
Patients using AVALIDE should be told that getting dehydrated can lower their blood pressure too much and lead to lightheadedness and possible fainting. Dehydration may occur with excessive sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting and with not drinking enough liquids.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/8/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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