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Inversine Patient Information including How Should I Take
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?
Who should not take mecamylamine (Inversine)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
- have arteriosclerosis (poor blood flow in the arteries, or "hardening of the arteries") in your heart (coronary) or to the head (cerebral);
- have recently had a heart attack;
- have glaucoma;
- have kidney disease; or
- have difficulty urinating as a result of an enlarged prostate or some other cause.
You may not be able to take mecamylamine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Mecamylamine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether mecamylamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether mecamylamine passes into breast milk. Do not take mecamylamine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take mecamylamine (Inversine)?
Take mecamylamine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Take mecamylamine after meals.
Take each dose at the same time every day.
Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor approves. Not taking your medication could make your condition much worse.
Store mecamylamine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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
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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