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Metopirone Consumer (continued)
To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: acetaminophen, cyproheptadine, estrogens, hydantoins (such as phenytoin).
If you are taking corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, prednisone), these medications must be stopped before and during metyrapone testing. Consult your doctor for more details about how to do so safely.
This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share this list with your doctor and pharmacist to lessen your risk for serious medication problems.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, anxiety, confusion, weakness, vomiting, stomach pain.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Blood or urine tests will be done to test your response to this medication. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately for advice and instructions.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from moisture, light, and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your medication.
Information last revised March 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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- Metopirone Side Effects Center
- Metopirone Overview including Precautions
- Metopirone FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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