Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor or your child's doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

You should not take potassium chloride tablets or other potassium supplements (in tablet or capsule forms) while is using this medicine. Using these medicines together may cause delayed movement of the potassium supplement through the esophagus and stomach.

This medicine may cause constipation or diarrhea. Constipation or diarrhea can be an early symptom of a serious bowel problem. Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor if you or your child has constipation, diarrhea, abdominal or stomach distention (swelling), pain, nausea, or vomiting.

Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if your child is unable to urinate, has dry diapers or undergarments, or has the following symptoms while using this medicine: crying, irritability, decrease in the frequency of urine, or difficult or painful urination.

If you or your child develops a skin rash, hives, or any allergic reaction to this medicine, stop taking the medicine and check with your doctor as soon as possible.

This medicine may make you or your child sweat less, causing your body temperature to increase. Use extra care to avoid becoming overheated during exercise or hot weather while you are taking this medicine, since overheating may result in heat stroke.

This medicine may make you or your child drowsy or cause blurred vision. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.