What should I know about trimethobenzamide before taking it?

Before taking trimethobenzamide you should be aware of its potential side effects and of the importance of taking it as prescribed. If you have kidney or liver disease, an enlarged prostate, or other bladder problems that cause difficulty urinating, you should discuss the risks and benefits of this drug before you start taking it. Your doctor should also know if you have glaucoma, asthma, heart disease, or arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems).

You may need adjusted the dosage of trimethobenzamide or you may need to use another medication. You should not use trimethobenzamide if you are pregnant, because it may harm a developing fetus. Let your doctor know if you think you may be pregnant while using trimethobenzamide. You should not breast-feed while taking trimethobenzamide; it can be passed through breast milk to a nursing infant.

You should not drive or operate machinery when taking trimethobenzamide, because it can make you drowsy, interfere with clear thinking and reduce your reaction time.

Drugs that may interact with trimethobenzamide and cause excessive drowsiness are cold medications, muscle relaxants, pain medications, anti-seizure medications, and drugs used to treat depression or anxiety. Alcohol may also increase the drowsiness associated with taking trimethobenzamide. Alert your doctor to all over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, minerals, and vitamins that you use; they may interact with this drug.

You should take trimethobenzamide exactly as prescribed. Use a full glass of water. If you are on a dosing schedule, you may need to take this multiple times throughout the day.

Store trimethobenzamide at room temperature and keep away from moisture, heat, and light.

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