Meprobamate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- What are the possible side effects of meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- What is the most important information I should know about meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- How should I take meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Meprobamate)?
- What happens if I overdose (Meprobamate)?
- What should I avoid while taking meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- What other drugs will affect meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Meprobamate)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. A double dose could be very dangerous.
What happens if I overdose (Meprobamate)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a meprobamate overdose include sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, a slow heartbeat, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking and talking, an appearance of being drunk, and unconsciousness.
What should I avoid while taking meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Meprobamate may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking meprobamate.
Avoid other sedatives, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers. They should not be used while you are taking meprobamate unless your doctor approves.
What other drugs will affect meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
Meprobamate may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, other anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with meprobamate. 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 meprobamate 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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