ISOTAMINE, 50MG/5ML, SYRUP
This medication is typically used for tuberculosis. It requires a few weeks to take effect.
How to use this medication
This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. To ensure exact dosage, measure each dose with an accurate device, such as an oral dosing syringe.
This medication was prescribed for a specific period of time. Take it for the entire time prescribed in order to achieve the medication's full benefit, even if you begin to feel better sooner. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember -- unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up.
This product is more effective when taken on an empty stomach. However if you experience stomach problems, you may take it with food.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may decrease your appetite;
- it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
- it may affect your liver and may lead to jaundice in rare cases;
- it may cause nausea and vomiting;
- it may cause numbness and discomfort in the arms or legs;
- it may cause heartburn.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Do not allow it to freeze. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
When using this product, you will develop an increased need for certain nutrients. This increased need cannot be met through changes in your diet. For the duration of your treatment, it is recommended that you take a daily nutritional supplement to prevent any deficiency. Ask your pharmacist to suggest a supplement rich in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
- If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.
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