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Tridione Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is trimethadione (Tridione)?
- What are the possible side effects of trimethadione (Tridione)?
- What is the most important information I should know about trimethadione (Tridione)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking trimethadione (Tridione)?
- How should I take trimethadione (Tridione)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tridione)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tridione)?
- What should I avoid while taking trimethadione (Tridione)?
- What other drugs will affect trimethadione (Tridione)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tridione)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Tridione)?
Seek emergency medical treatment.
Symptoms of a trimethadione overdose include dizziness, drowsiness, poor coordination, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision.
What should I avoid while taking trimethadione (Tridione)?
Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol can cause deep sedation or sleepiness. It may also increase the risk of having seizures.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Trimethadione may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Trimethadione may increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when sun exposure is unavoidable.
What other drugs will affect trimethadione (Tridione)?
Trimethadione may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, pain relievers, anxiety medicines, other seizure medicines, and muscle relaxants. Dangerous sedation, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur if trimethadione is taken with any of these medications. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with trimethadione. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about trimethadione written for health professionals that you may read.
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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