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In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Because of trimethobenzamide's toxicity, use in children is not recommended. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of trimethobenzamide have not been performed in the geriatric population. However, elderly patients are more likely to have unwanted side effects and age-related kidney disease, which may require an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving trimethobenzamide.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Brain disease (eg, encephalopathy, Reye's syndrome) or
Electrolyte imbalance (high or low levels of minerals in the blood)—Use with caution. May cause side effects to become worse.
Kidney disease—Use with caution. The effects of this medicine may be increased because of slower removal from the body.
Liver disease—Use with caution. May make this condition worse.