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Buphenyl Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- What are the possible side effects of sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- How should I take sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Buphenyl)?
- What happens if I overdose (Buphenyl)?
- What should I avoid while taking sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- What other drugs will affect sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Buphenyl)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Be sure to take the medication with food.
What happens if I overdose (Buphenyl)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a sodium phenylbutyrate overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while taking sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using sodium phenylbutyrate.
What other drugs will affect sodium phenylbutyrate (Buphenyl)?
The following drugs can interact with sodium phenylbutyrate. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- valproic acid (Depakene);
- haloperidol (Haldol);
- probenecid (Benemid); or
- steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sodium phenylbutyrate. 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.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sodium phenylbutyrate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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