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Protopam Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- What are the possible side effects of pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- How is pralidoxime given (Protopam)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Protopam)?
- What happens if I overdose (Protopam)?
- What should I avoid after receiving pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- What other drugs will affect pralidoxime (Protopam)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Protopam)?
Since pralidoxime is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Protopam)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid after receiving pralidoxime (Protopam)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect pralidoxime (Protopam)?
If possible, before you receive this medication, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- aminophylline (Phyllocontin, Truphylline);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine, and others);
- morphine (Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton); or
- a tranquilizer such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluperazine (Stelazine).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with pralidoxime. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about pralidoxime.
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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