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Cytadren Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- What are the possible side effects of aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- How should I use aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cytadren)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cytadren)?
- What should I avoid while using aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- What other drugs will affect aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cytadren)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next dose as directed. Do not take a double dose. A double dose of this medication could be dangerous.
What happens if I overdose (Cytadren)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a aminoglutethimide overdose may include decreased breathing, dizziness, fainting, sleepiness, poor coordination, weakness, coma, nausea, and vomiting.
What should I avoid while using aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Aminoglutethimide may cause drowsiness and dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase the effects of aminoglutethimide.
What other drugs will affect aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)?
Before using aminoglutethimide, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- dexamethasone (Adrenocot, Dalalone, Decadron, Decaject, De-Sone, Dexacorten, Dexacort-LA, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexasone, Dexone, Hexadrol, Medidex, Primethasone, Solurex, others); or
- warfarin (Coumadin, others).
You may not be able to take aminoglutethimide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the drugs listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with aminoglutethimide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with aminoglutethimide.
Where can I get more information?
Your healthcare provider may have additional information about aminoglutethimide 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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