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What should I know about Cerebyx before beginning treatment?

Before beginning Cerebyx treatment, talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Provide your doctor with a complete list of all medications, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, and herbal, and vitamin supplements. Certain medications may interact with Cerebyx, including:
  • nonprescription medications for asthma
  • diabetes medications
  • birth control pills
  • cholesterol drugs
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • antidepressants
  • anti-seizures drugs
In addition, you may not take this medication if you are taking anything to treat infection, blood clots, inflammation, high blood pressure, aches and pain, heart problems, or sleep problems. Tell your doctor if you take herbal teas, garlic, coenzyme Q10, ginseng, ginkgo, and St. John's wort. Tell your doctor about all of your allergies, including any to:
  • this medication
  • phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • medications for slow heartbeats
  • AV block
  • Adams-Stokes syndrome
  • heart blockage
Tell your doctor if you have:
  • low blood pressure
  • heart problems (blockage)
  • blood disease (porphyria)
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lymph gland problems
  • blood albumin levels
  • diabetes
Talk to your doctor about your diet and any drug or alcohol problems. Inform your doctor if you have been tested for the HLA-B*1502 gene. Tell your doctor if you are taking succinimide (Methsuximide) or phenobarbital. Avoid combining this medication with alcohol.

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