What should I know about Tridione before taking it?

If you are allergic to Tridione, you should let your doctor know before you take this medication. If you do take Tridione, you should also wear an ID bracelet, such as MedicAlert, to let others know of your medical condition and that you are taking Tridione in case of an emergency. As with many drugs, it is important to know how Tridione affects you before you drive or use heavy machinery. One of the most common side effects of Tridione is sleepiness or drowsiness. Alcohol intensifies this effect; alcoholic beverages should be avoided while taking Tridione.

Women who are or who could become pregnant, as well as women who are breastfeeding, should not take this drug. This drug is a Category D drug known for producing serious birth defects. Women need to be on effective birth control before taking Tridione. Tridione also is associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Be sure that you talk to your doctor if you experience such thoughts. If you have liver or kidney disease, a retinal or optic nerve condition, blood or bone marrow disease or porphyria, talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication. Tridione will make you more sensitive to the sun, so you should cover up and use sunscreen if you plan to be outside.

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