More Instructions for Symmetrel
Drug InteractionsSymmetrel can interact with a number of other medications (see Symmetrel Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Symmetrel?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- A psychiatric disorder or a history of substance abuse
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Swelling in the hands, feet, or ankles
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Symmetrel and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Symmetrel and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Symmetrel Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?An overdose of this product can be quite dangerous, even life-threatening. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Symmetrel Overdose for more information.)