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Inversine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- What are the possible side effects of mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- Who should not take mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- How should I take mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Inversine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Inversine)?
- What should I avoid while taking this mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- What other drugs will affect mecamylamine (Inversine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Inversine)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Inversine)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a mecamylamine overdose include fainting, dizziness, weakness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, difficulty urinating, anxiety, dry mouth, large pupils, blurred vision, and an irregular heartbeat.
What should I avoid while taking this mecamylamine (Inversine)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Mecamylamine may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.
If you experience dizziness, rise slowly from a sitting or lying position to avoid falling.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking mecamylamine.
What other drugs will affect mecamylamine (Inversine)?
Generally, mecamylamine should not be used during treatment with antibiotics or sulfa-based drugs. Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs of either of these types.
Other drugs used to lower high blood pressure may increase the effects of mecamylamine, and serious side effects could occur. Tell your doctor about all medicines you take to lower high blood pressure or to treat other heart conditions.
Anesthesia (use of drugs that put you to sleep for surgery) may also increase the effects of mecamylamine. Tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking mecamylamine before you have surgery.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with mecamylamine or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about mecamylamine 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 Inversine Information
- Inversine Drug Interactions Center: mecamylamine oral
- Inversine Side Effects Center
- Inversine FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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