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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that may rarely cause a certain blood disorder called methemoglobinemia (e.g., acetaminophen, benzocaine, phenobarbital, antimalarials such as chloroquine/primaquine/quinine, nitrates such as nitroglycerin, certain antibiotics such as sulfonamides/nitrofurantoin/dapsone), heart rhythm medications (e.g., amiodarone, bretylium, mexiletine, phenytoin, sotalol).
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: seizures, loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
In children younger than 3 months old, laboratory tests (e.g., methemoglobin levels) should be performed periodically to check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store with the cap tightly closed at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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