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Torecan Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thiethylperazine (Torecan)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

  • liver disease or other problems with your liver;
  • kidney disease;
  • heart disease or other heart problems such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, a previous heart attack, irregular heartbeats, or other conditions;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • an enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating; or
  • glaucoma.

You may not be able to take thiethylperazine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

It is not known whether thiethylperazine will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant.

It is not known whether thiethylperazine passes into breast milk and how it might affect a nursing infant. Do not take thiethylperazine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Thiethylperazine is not recommended for use by children younger than 12 years of age.

If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from thiethylperazine. Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of this medication.

How should I take thiethylperazine (Torecan)?

Take thiethylperazine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Thiethylperazine is usually taken several times a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Store thiethylperazine tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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