Tidilor Overdose

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What happens if I overdose Tidilor?

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fast or irregular heartbeat; severe drowsiness or headache.

Proper storage of Tidilor orally disintegrating tablets:

Store Tidilor orally disintegrating tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use a tablet if the blister unit is open or torn. Use within 6 months of opening the foil pouch. Keep Tidilor orally disintegrating tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Overdose of Tidilor in details

When a dose is taken in higher dose than the recommended doses, it is called Overdose. Overdose always needs a clinical supervision. Any medicine or drug when consumed in Overdose produces untoward side effects on one or various organs in the body. A medicine is excreted in the kidney or metabolized in the liver most of the times. This process goes without any hurdles when taken in normal dose, but when taken in an overdose, the body is not able to metabolize it or send it out properly which causes the effects of anoverdose.
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Symptoms: Somnolence, tachycardia and headache have been reported with overdoses. A single acute ingestion of 160 mg produced no adverse effects.

Treatment: In the event of overdosage, treatment, which should be started immediately, is symptomatic and supportive.

The patients should be induced to vomit even if emesis has occurred spontaneously. Pharmacologically induced vomiting by the administration of ipecac syrup is a preferred method. However, vomiting should not be induced in patients with impaired consciousness. The action of ipecac is facilitated by physical activity and by the administration of 240-360 mL of water. If emesis does not occur within 15 min, the dose of ipecac should be repeated. Precautions against aspiration must be taken, especially in children.

Following emesis, adsorption of any drugs remaining in the stomach may be attempted by the administration of activated charcoal as a slurry with water. If vomiting is unsuccessful or contraindicated, gastric lavage should be performed. Physiologic saline solution is the lavage solution of choice, particularly in children. In adults, tap water can be used; however, as much as possible, the amount administered should be removed before the next instillation. Saline cathartics draw water into the bowel by osmosis and therefore, may be valuable for their action in rapid dilution of bowel content. Tidilor is not cleared by hemodialysis to any appreciable extent. After emergency treatment, the patient should continue to be medically monitored.

What should I avoid while taking Tidilor?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Tidilor warnings

Warnings are a mix of Precautions. Contraindications and interactions and serious harmful effects associated with the medicine intake. A diabetic or Hypertensive patient need to be warned about few drug interactions. A known hypersensitivity patient needs to be careful about the reactions or anaphylactic shock. A pregnant woman or a breastfeeding woman should be warned of certain medications. A Hepatitis [liver disease] patient or a cardiac patient should avoid few drugs.
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Some medical conditions may interact with Tidilor. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding

if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement

if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

if you have kidney or liver problems.

Taking Tidilor in high doses may cause drowsiness. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.

Tidilor may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking Tidilor for a few days before the tests.

Tidilor should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 6 years old without checking with the child’s doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.

PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Tidilor while you are pregnant. Tidilor is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Tidilor, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Tidilor?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Tidilor (Tidilor and pseudoephedrine).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Tidilor (Tidilor and pseudoephedrine) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Tidilor precautions

Certain people who are very sick or very old or who are sensitive show an exacerbation of side effect of the drug which can turn dangerous at times. So, it is very important to remember the precautions while taking the medicine. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding are also special categories wherein extra care or precaution is needed when taking a drug. Few patients may have a hypersensitivity reaction to few medications, and that can be life-threatening rarely. Penicillin hypersensitivity is one example. Diarrhea, rashes are few other symptoms which need a watch. A patient with other co-existing diseases like liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease should take special precautions.
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Patients with liver disease should inform a physician before taking Tidilor.

If the patient is taking any other medicines, including medicine taken without a prescription, the patient should consult a physician before use.

Laboratory Tests: If the patient is scheduled to any skin tests for allergies, Tidilor should not be taken 2 days before the test.

Important Information About the Ingredients of Clarityn: Clarityn tablets contain lactose while Clarityn syrup contains sucrose. If the patient has an intolerance to some sugars, the pharmacist or physician should be informed before taking Clarityn.

Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: At the recommended dose, Tidilor is not expected to cause drowsiness or less alertness. However, very rarely, some people experiences drowsiness, which may affect ability to drive or use machinery.

Use in pregnancy & lactation: If the patient is pregnant, taking Tidilor is not recommended. If the patient is nursing, taking Tidilor is not recommended. Tidilor is excreted in breast milk. The patient should ask for advice from a pharmacist or physician before taking Tidilor.

Use in children: Do not give Tidilor to children <2 years.

What happens if I miss a dose of Tidilor?

When you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember, but you should take care that it should be well spaced from the next dose. You should not take an extra dose at the time of the second dose as it will become a double dose. The double dose can give unwanted side effects, so be careful. In chronic conditions or when you have a serious health issue, if you miss a dose, you should inform your health care provider and ask his suggestion.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.



References

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  3. MeSH. "Antipruritics". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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