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Gantrisin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sulfisoxazole ?
- What are the possible side effects of sulfisoxazole ?
- What is the most important information I should know about sulfisoxazole ?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking sulfisoxazole ?
- How should I take sulfisoxazole ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking sulfisoxazole ?
- What other drugs will affect sulfisoxazole ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fever, blood in your urine, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, flu symptoms, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking sulfisoxazole ?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking sulfisoxazole and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Sulfisoxazole may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Sulfisoxazole can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect sulfisoxazole ?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); or
- diabetes medications such as acetohexamide (Dymelor), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glimepiride (Amaryl, Avandaryl, Duetact), glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), tolazamide (Tolinase), or tolbutamide (Orinase).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sulfisoxazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sulfisoxazole.
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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