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What should I know about buprenorphine HCl and naloxone HCl?

Before taking buprenorphine HCl and naloxone HCl, you should tell your doctor about any other medical conditions you may have, as this drug could have possible interactions. Speak to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have had: a head injury; increased brain pressure; growths in your brain; problems with your blood, muscles, lung, thyroid, adrenal gland, kidney, liver, gallbladder, or stomach; an enlarged prostate; blockage of your urethra or bladder; or trouble urinating. You should also tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to buprenorphine, naloxone, other medications, or any types of foods. A history of mental illness or other mood problems and drug or alcohol abuse should also be discussed with your doctor prior to taking buprenorphine HCl and naloxone HCl. Buprenorphine HCl and naloxone HCl can interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. Drinking alcohol may increase the drowsiness that this drug can cause, and exercising or hot weather may increase lightheadedness or fainting. This drug has addictive potential and a physician should monitor your use closely.

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