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What happens if I overdose Anu-Med Suppositories?
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include confusion; hallucinations; irregular or unusually slow or rapid heartbeat; rapid breathing; seizures.
Proper storage of Anu-Med Suppositories:
Store Anu-Med Suppositories at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Anu-Med Suppositories out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Overdose of Anu-Med Suppositories in details
Overdose of Anu-Med Suppositories hydrochloride can cause a rapid rise in blood pressure. Symptoms of overdose include headache, vomiting, hypertension, reflex bradycardia, and cardiac arrhythmias including ventricular extrasystoles and ventricular tachycardia, and may cause a sensation of fullness in the head and tingling of the extremities.
Consider using an a-adrenergic antagonist.
What should I avoid while taking Anu-Med Suppositories?
Do not take Anu-Med Suppositories rectal rectal suppository by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking any cough, cold, or allergy medicine. Anu-Med Suppositories is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much Anu-Med Suppositories. Check the label to see if a medicine contains Anu-Med Suppositories, or a decongestant.
Anu-Med Suppositories warnings
Health care providers should completely familiarize themselves with the complete contents of the product information before prescribing Anu-Med Suppositories injection.
Check BP frequently during continuous infusion; monitor BP in elderly patients with known cardiac disease.
Consult a doctor before using the tablets in children younger than 12 yr of age; consult a doctor before using the oral liquid in children younger than 2 yr of age. Safety and efficacy of 2.5% ophthalmic solution not established. Ophthalmic use of Anu-Med Suppositories 10% is contraindicated in infants. Use caution in infants with known cardiac anomalies.
Rebound miosis may occur; reinstallation of the drug may produce less mydriasis than previously. Older individuals may also develop transient pigment floaters in the aqueous humor 40 to 45 min after installation.
Special Risk Patients
Administer drug with extreme caution to patients with hyperthyroidism, bradycardia, partial heart block, myocardial disease, prostatic hypertrophy, diabetes mellitus, increased IOP, or severe arteriosclerosis; trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland.
Use drug with caution in sulfite-sensitive individuals; some commercial preparations contain sodium bisulfite.
If corneal epithelium has been denuded or damaged, corneal clouding may occur if Anu-Med Suppositories 10% is instilled.
Tissue necrosis may develop if extravasation occurs. If it occurs, consider infiltrating phentolamine 5 to 10 mg (diluted in 10 to 15 mL of isotonic sodium chloride solution) into the site of extravasation.
Avoid use in uncorrected hypovolemic states unless used as temporary emergency measure to maintain coronary and cerebral flow and in patients with tachyarrhythmias or ventricular fibrillation.
Ordinarily any mydriatic is contraindicated in patients with glaucoma. However, when temporary dilation of pupil may free adhesions or when vasoconstriction of intrinsic vessels may lower intraocular tension, these advantages may temporarily outweigh danger from coincident dilation of pupil.
May occur with extended use of intranasal or ophthalmic forms.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Anu-Med Suppositories?
Do not use Anu-Med Suppositories if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
You should not not use this medicine if you are allergic to Anu-Med Suppositories or to other decongestants.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take Anu-Med Suppositories if you have:
heart disease or high blood pressure;
a thyroid disorder.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Anu-Med Suppositories will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
Anu-Med Suppositories can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Artificially sweetened liquid medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
Anu-Med Suppositories precautions
Exacerbation of Angina, Heart Failure, or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Because of its increasing blood pressure effects, Anu-Med Suppositories can precipitate angina in patients with severe arteriosclerosis or history of angina, exacerbate underlying heart failure, and increase pulmonary arterial pressure.
Peripheral and Visceral Ischemia
Anu-Med Suppositories can cause excessive peripheral and visceral vasoconstriction and ischemia to vital organs, particularly in patients with extensive peripheral vascular disease.
Skin and Subcutaneous Necrosis
Extravasation of Anu-Med Suppositories can cause necrosis or sloughing of tissue. The infusion site should be checked for free flow. Care should be taken to avoid extravasation of Anu-Med Suppositories.
Anu-Med Suppositories can cause severe bradycardia and decreased cardiac output.
Anu-Med Suppositories contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions, including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in nonasthmatic people.
Anu-Med Suppositories can increase the need for renal replacement therapy in patients with septic shock. Monitor renal function.
Risk of Augmented Pressor Affect in Patients with Autonomic Dysfunction
The increasing blood pressure response to adrenergic drugs, including Anu-Med Suppositories, can be increased in patients with autonomic dysfunction, as may occur with spinal cord injuries.
Pressor Effect with Concomitant Oxytocic Drugs
Oxytocic drugs potentiate the increasing blood pressure effect of sympathomimetic pressor amines including Anu-Med Suppositories, with the potential for hemorrhagic stroke.
What happens if I miss a dose of Anu-Med Suppositories?
Since Anu-Med Suppositories nasal is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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