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Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: adrenaline-like drugs (e.g., ephedrine, phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine), alpha blockers (e.g., doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin), beta-blockers (e.g., atenolol, metoprolol), digoxin, ergot alkaloids (e.g., dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), drugs to control high blood pressure, psychiatric medications (especially certain antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs).
If you are also taking fludrocortisone for low blood pressure when standing, be sure to regularly monitor your blood pressure, especially when you are lying down. You will be at a greater risk for developing supine hypertension while using these 2 drugs together. (See also Side Effects section.)
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
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 "goose bumps," difficulty urinating, feeling cold.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Blood pressure checks (lying, sitting, and standing) should be routinely taken. Share the results with your doctor. (See also Side Effects section.)
You may lessen high blood pressure while lying down by sleeping with the head of the bed lifted up.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function, liver function) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines 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 product.
Information last revised October 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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