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Nuedexta Capsules Consumer
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DEXTROMETHORPHAN/QUINIDINE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nuedexta
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain mental/mood disorder (pseudobulbar affect). This disorder may occur due to various conditions that affect the brain (such as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-ALS, multiple sclerosis). This medication may help decrease sudden outbursts of uncontrollable/inappropriate laughing and/or crying.
This medication is a combination of 2 ingredients: dextromethorphan and quinidine. Dextromethorphan works in the brain, though it is not known exactly how it helps treat pseudobulbar affect. Quinidine is added to this medication to increase the effect of dextromethorphan.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) as directed by your doctor, usually one capsule every 12 hours. Do not lie down for 10 minutes after taking this medication. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose (usually one capsule daily for 7 days) and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit juice can change the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Additional Nuedexta Capsules Information
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- Nuedexta Capsules Overview including Precautions
- Nuedexta Capsules FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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