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Hot weather, exercise, or alcohol may increase dizziness and lightheadedness. Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, loss of salt, or heavy sweating may also increase dizziness. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, difficulty urinating, shaking (tremor), uncontrolled movements of the face/hands/arms/legs, numb/tingling skin.
If you develop frequent diarrhea with severe stomach/abdominal discomfort and/or bloating while taking this medication, get medical help right away. This may be a sign of a very serious bowel disease (paralytic ileus).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, confusion, depression), seizures.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Inversine (mecamylamine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking mecamylamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, narrowing of the opening from stomach into intestines (organic pyloric stenosis), heart problems (such as chest pain, heart attack), blood flow problems especially to the brain (such as stroke), kidney disease, bladder/urination problems (such as bladder neck obstruction, urethral stricture), enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy), salt-restricted diet.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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