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Cognex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tacrine (Cognex)?
- What are the possible side effects of tacrine (Cognex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tacrine (Cognex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tacrine (Cognex)?
- How should I take tacrine (Cognex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cognex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cognex)?
- What should I avoid while taking tacrine (Cognex)?
- What other drugs will affect tacrine (Cognex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cognex)?
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 your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cognex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include severe nausea or vomiting, drooling, sweating, slow heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, muscle weakness, seizure (convulsions), coma, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).
What should I avoid while taking tacrine (Cognex)?
Tacrine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect tacrine (Cognex)?
Before taking tacrine, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine, and others);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- dicyclomine (Bentyl);
- donepezil (Aricept);
- fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- galantamine (Razadyne);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Levbid, Levsin, Nulev, and others);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- methscopolamine (Pamine);
- propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- rivastigmine (Exelon);
- scopolamine (Maldemar, Scopace, Transderm-Scop); or
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Elixophyllin, Theolair, Slo-Bid, Uniphyl).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use tacrine, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect tacrine. 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.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about tacrine written for health professionals that you may read.
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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Additional Cognex Information
- Cognex Drug Interactions Center: tacrine oral
- Cognex Side Effects Center
- Cognex Overview including Precautions
- Cognex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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