What should I know about Cystagon before taking it?

Cystagon, available by prescription only, is for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. Before taking Cystagon, you should alert your doctor if you have any skin or bone problems, including current bone fractures or breaks, or if you suffer from liver disease, any seizure disorders, nervous system disorders, or have a history of depression or stomach bleeding or ulcers. If you are allergic to cysteamine or penicillamine, you should not use Cystagon. If a child has trouble swallowing a Cystagon tablet, it can be opened and mixed into certain foods approved by your doctor. Usually Cystagon is used in combination with other medications and nutritional supplements; talk to your doctor about which medications are or are not appropriate to mix with this drug. This drug may make you dizzy or sleepy.

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