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Vascor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
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- What is bepridil (Vascor)?
- What are the possible side effects of bepridil (Vascor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bepridil (Vascor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bepridil (Vascor)?
- How should I take bepridil (Vascor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vascor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vascor)?
- What should I avoid while taking bepridil (Vascor)?
- What other drugs will affect bepridil (Vascor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vascor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Vascor)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a bepridil overdose include dizziness, weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, coma, slurred speech, and confusion.
What should I avoid while taking bepridil (Vascor)?
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may further lower blood pressure and increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking bepridil.
Follow any recommendations your doctor makes about diet or exercise.
What other drugs will affect bepridil (Vascor)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other heart medicines. Bepridil may compound the effects that other heart medicines have on your heart.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with bepridil or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about bepridil 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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