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Lorcet; Lortab; Norco; Vicodin
hydrocodone / apap
Hypotension; bradycardia
Synthroid; Levothroid; Levoxyl
levothyroxine
If you experience Chest pain, contact the emergency department (ED). Take as directed. May cause nausea, diarrhea, insomnia. Avoid direct sun, photosensitivity. If you develop tremors, contact MD or ED. If you experience anxiety, contact MD. Do not discontinue abruptly. Take on an empty stomach.
Lipitor
atorvastatin
Take with or without food. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician. Pregnancy and breast-feeding precaution.
Lopressor; Toprol XL
metoprolol
Hypotension; edema; flushing; bradycardia
Amoxil; Trimox
amoxicillin
Take with food or milk. Finish entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. May cause diarrhea.
Zestril; Prinivil
lisinopril
Take on an empty stomach. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension) If you develop a dry hacking cough, contact your physician. Pregnancy Precaution. May cause dizziness.
Esidrix; Hydrodiuril
hydrochlorothiazide
Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension)
Zithromax
azithromycin
Take on an empty stomach. Avoid taking antacids with 2 hours of this medication. Finish entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. May cause diarrhea.
Tenormin
atenolol
Take with or without food. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension)
Proventil; Ventolin
albuterol
May experience nervousness, dizziness, unpleasant taste. Instruct on proper inhaler use.
Glucophage
metformin
Monitor blood sugars. May take with food. Avoid alcohol. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea, or GI discomfort.
Lasix
furosemide
Take with food or milk. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension) Take this medication in the morning to avoid nocturia.
Xanax
alprazolam
May be habit forming. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Norvasc
amlodipine
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause headache, nausea or vomiting, constipation, or drowsiness.
K-Dur; K-Tab; Klor-Con; Micro-K; Slow-K
potassium chloride
Take with food or milk. Do not crush or chew swallow whole. Take with 8 oz. of water.
Zoloft
sertraline
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Lexapro
escitalopram
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Motrin
ibuprofen
Take with food or milk. Avoid alcohol. May experience nausea, vomiting, or gastric discomfort.
Keflex
cephalexin
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. May be taken with or without food. May cause diarrhea.
Ambien
zolpidem tartrate
Palpitations. CNS: Amnesia; daytime drowsiness; dizziness; headache; lethargy; “drugged feelings”, lightheadedness; depression
Deltasone; Orasone
prednisone
Take with food. Avoid Alcohol. May cause insomnia or nervousness. With long-term use, may be more susceptible to infections.
Nexium
esomeprazole
Do not crush or chew capsules. Take on an empty stomach. Avoid Alcohol. Pellets may be mixed with applesauce.
Dyazide; Maxzide
triamterene / HCTZ
Orthostatic hypotension. CNS: Dizziness; lightheadedness
Darvocet-N
propoxyphene napsylate / apap
Hypotension. CNS: Lightheadedness; weakness; fa
Anaprox; Naprosyn
naproxen
May be taking with food. Do not crush tablets. Avoid alcohol. May experience dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision.
Coumadin
warfarin
Caution in using aspirin and aspirin containing products. Will take longer than normal to stop bleeding. Avoid alcohol. Report unusual bleeding, bruising, painful swollen areas. Pregnancy precaution.
Zocor
simvastatin
Take with or without food. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician. Pregnancy and breast-feeding precaution. Avoid grapefruit juice while on this medication.
Singulair
montelukast
Do not discontinue medication unless advised to by the physician. This medication is not for an acute asthma attack. May experience headache, fatigue, or dizziness.
Prevacid
lansoprazole
Headache. GI: Diarrhea; abdominal pain; nausea Do not crush or chew granules. Take on an empty stomach. Avoid Alcohol. Granules may be mixed with applesauce.
Endocet; Percocet; Roxicet
oxycodone / apap
Hypotension; bradycardia; tachycardia
Prozac
fluoxetine
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen; Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo; TriNessa; Tri-Sprintec
ethinyl estradiol / norgestimate
Coronary thrombosis; MI; hypertension. CNS: Cerebral
Zyrtec
cetirizine
Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness or dizziness.
Augmentin
amoxicillin / clavulanate potassium
Dizziness; fatigue; insomnia; reversible hyperactivity
Paxil
paroxetine
Do not crush or chew tablet. May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Ativan
lorazepam
May be habit forming. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Plavix
clopidogrel
May take longer than usual to stop bleeding. May cause headache or dizziness. May be taken with or without food.
Advair
fluticasone / salmeterol
hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression , candidiasis
Wellbutrin
bupropion
Do not crush or chew capsule. May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Fosamax
alendronate
Take with a full glass of water first thing in the morning and at least 30 min before the first food or beverage of the day. Remain upright (do not lay down) for at least 30 min after taking medication. Patients should receive supplemental calcium and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate
Flonase; Flovent
fluticasone
Instruct on the proper use of an inhaler. Rinse mouth and throat after use. May experience taste disturbances. Not to be used for acute asthma attacks.
Effexor
venlafaxine
Hypertension; migraine; vasodilation; tachycardia; postural hypotension
Klonopin
clonazepam
May be habit forming. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Allegra
fexofenadine
Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness or dizziness.
Flexeril
cyclobenzaprine
Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or urinary retention. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Protonix
pantoprazole
Do not crush or chew tablet. Take on an empty stomach. Avoid Alcohol.
Tylenol / Codeine
acetaminophen / codeine
Flushing. CNS: Lightheadedness; dizziness; sedation; euphoria
Bactrim; CoTrim; Septra
trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole
Allergic myocarditis. CNS: Headache; depression; seizures; aseptic meningitis; insomnia; hallucinations
Neurontin
gabapentin
May 2-3 weeks for desired effects. Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Premarin
conjugated estrogens
Avoid alcohol. May cause nausea, vomiting, breast pain, or dizziness.
Desyrel
trazodone
Take with food. Avoid Alcohol. May cause drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Elavil
amitriptyline
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting. Avoid grapefruit juice.
Levaquin
levofloxacin
Avoid taking antacids, Calcium, Iron, or Zinc with 2 hours of this medication. Finish entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. May cause diarrhea. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when exposed to the sun.
Digitek; Lanoxin
digoxin
Take pulse daily. Report loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, yellowing or blurred vision, or mental confusion.
Ultram
tramadol
May be habit forming. Take with food or milk. This medication may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, or drowsiness. Avoid Alcohol. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Cipro
ciprofloxacin
Take with food. May cause nausea and diarrhea. Finish entire course of medication even if you are feeling better.
Glucotrol
glipizide
Do not crush or chew ER tablet. Monitor blood sugars. Take with meals. Avoid alcohol.
Lotrel
amlodipine / benazepril
cough, orthostatic hypotension
Zantac
ranitidine
Avoid alcohol. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and fatigue.
Diovan
valsartan
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnancy precaution.
Vasotec
enalapril
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure(orthostatic hypotension). Take on an empty stomach. If you develop a dry hacking cough, contact your physician. Pregnancy Precaution.
Adderall; Dexedrine; DextroStat
amphetaimine salts; dextroamphetamine
Palpitations; tachycardia; hypertension; arrhythmias
Valium
diazepam
May be habit forming. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Diflucan
fluconazole
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. Take with or without food. May cause diarrhea.
Prinzide; Zestoretic
lisinopril / HCTZ
cough, orthostatic hypotension
Altace
ramipril
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension) If you develop a dry hacking cough, contact your physician. Pregnancy Precaution. May cause dizziness, headache, or nausea and vomiting.
Celebrex
celecoxib
Take with food. Avoid alcohol. May experience dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision.
Viagra
sildenafil
Do not use if you are taking nitrates. May experience headache, flushing, or abnormal vision.
Cardizem; Cartia XT; Tiazac
diltiazem
Do not crush or chew capsule. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause headache, nausea or vomiting, constipation, or drowsiness.
Monodox; Vibramycin
doxycycline
Pseudotumor cerebri, manifested by headache and blurred vision. DERM: Rash; photosensitivity. GI: Diarrhea; nausea;
Zetia
ezetimibe
Take at the same time each day. Take without regard for meals. Take 2 hours before or 4 hours after bile acid binding agents. May cause dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea.
Aristocort; Azmacort; Kenalog; Nasocort AQ
triamcinolone
2 inhalations tid to qid (max, 16 inhalations/day).
Avandia
rosiglitazone
Monitor blood sugars. Take with or without food. Avoid alcohol.
Mevacor
lovastatin
Take with or without food. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician. Pregnancy and breast-feeding precaution.
Diovan HCT
valsartan / HCTZ
Orthostatic hypotension
Soma
carisoprodol
Take with food. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Yasmin
drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol
dvt, pe
Zyloprim
allopurinol
Take with food. May experience drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.
Catapress
clonidine
Do not discontinue medication unless advised to by the physician. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). Avoid Alcohol. This medication may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or nausea.
Medrol; Solu-Medrol
methylprednisolone
Take with food. Avoid Alcohol. May cause insomnia or nervousness. With long-term use, may be more susceptible to infections.
Actos
pioglitazone
Monitor blood sugars. Take with or without food. Avoid alcohol.
Pravachol
pravastatin
Take with or without food. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician. Pregnancy and breast-feeding precaution.
Actonel
risedronate
Take with a full glass of water first thing in the morning and at least 30 min before the first food or beverage of the day. Remain upright (do not lay down) for at least 30 min after taking medication. Avoid Alcohol. Supplemental calcium and vitamin D should be given if dietary intake is inadequate.
Ortho Evra
ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin
dvt, pe
Celexa
citalopram
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May be taken with or without food. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Calan; Covera; Isoptin; Verelan
verapamil
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause headache, nausea or vomiting, constipation, or drowsiness. Avoid grapefruit juice.
Imdur
isosorbide mononitrate
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure(orthostatic hypotension). Take last dose in the early evening. Avoid alcohol. May experience dizziness, blurred vision, and nausea or vomiting.
Pen-Vee K; Veetids
penicillin VK
Dizziness; fatigue; insomnia; reversible hyperactivity; neurotoxicity
Diabeta; Micronase
glyburide
Monitor blood sugars. Take 30 min before meals. Avoid alcohol.
Benicar
olmesartan
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnancy precaution.
OxyContin
oxycodone
Do not crush or chew tablet. May be habit forming. Take with food or milk. This medication may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, or drowsiness. Avoid Alcohol. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Cleocin
clindamycin
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. Instruct on proper use of the appropriate dosage form. When taking orally, take with a full glass of water. May take with food. May cause diarrhea.
Nasonex
mometasone
Instruct on the proper use of nose spray. Shake well before use. Use only for the length of time prescribed. May experience nosebleeds.
Folvite
folic acid
Take with food.
Seroquel
quetiapine
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and weight gain. May be at an increased risk to develop diabetes.
Cozaar
losartan
Take on an empty stomach. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). Pregnancy precaution. May cause dizziness or diarrhea.
Tricor
fenofibrate
Take with food. May cause diarrhea or nausea. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician.
Coreg
carvedilol
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure(orthostatic hypotension). Take pulse daily. May experience fatigue, dizziness and diarrhea.
Concerta; Ritalin
methylphenidate
Do not crush or chew tablet. Take with water, milk, or juice. May be taken with or without food. Take early in the day to avoid sleep disturbances. Avoid Alcohol. May experience decrease appetite, restlessness, or dizziness. Shell of tablet may appe
Vytorin
ezetimibe / simvastatin
relatively nontoxic
Lantus
insulin glargine
Instruct on proper syringe use and insulin delivery. Monitor blood sugars. Avoid alcohol. Carry a quick source of sugar at all times.
Phenergan
promethazine
Avoid Alcohol. May cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Atarax; Vistaril
hydroxyzine
Avoid alcohol. Caution when driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness until response to drug is known. Will cause drowsiness.
Mobic
meloxicam
May be taking with food. Avoid alcohol. May experience dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision.
Flomax
tamsulosin
Avoid Alcohol. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension).
Crestor
rosuvastatin
Take with or without food. If you experience muscle pain and/or weakness, contact your physician. Pregnancy and breast-feeding precaution.
Restoril
temazepam
May be habit forming. May take with food. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Prilosec
omeprazole
Do not crush or chew capsules. Take on an empty stomach. Avoid Alcohol.
Omnicef
cefdinir
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. Take with or without food. May cause diarrhea.
Risperdal
risperidone
May take several weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience escessive sedation, dizziness, GI discomfort. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Depakote
divalproex
Do not crush or chew tablet or capsule. Avoid alcohol. May take with food. May experience nausea, vomiting, or drowsiness. Pregnancy precaution.
Inderal
propranolol
CV: Bradycardia; hypotension; CHF; atrioventricular (AV) block; worsening angina; torsades de pointes; edema; peripheral ischemia.
Aciphex
rabeprazole
Hypertension; MI; ECG abnormalities; migraine; syncope; angina pectoris; bundle branch block; palpitation; sinus bradycardia; tachycardia
Aldactone
spironolactone
Take with meals. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension) May cause dizziness, confusion, and nausea.
Valtrex
valacyclovir
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. Take with or without food. May cause diarrhea.
Xalatan
latanoprost
Instruct on the proper administration of eye drops. For use in eyes only. Iris color may change. Remove contact lenses prior to administration and may be reinserted after 15 min.
Hyzaar
losartan / HCTZ
Orthostatic hypotension
Accupril
quinapril
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure. (orthostatic hypotension) If you develop a dry hacking cough, contact your physician. Pregnancy Precaution. May cause dizziness, headache, or nausea and vomiting.
Flagyl
metronidazole
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. Do not take with alcohol during treatment and for 72 hrs after last dose. May take with food. May cause diarrhea.
Topamax
topiramate
Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid operating machinery until full effect of medication is noted.
Apri; Desogen; Kariva; Mircette; Ortho-Cept
desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol
PE clot, DVT
Combivent; DuoNeb
albuterol / ipratropium
general throat irritation or hoarseness
Lotensin
benazapril
cough
Dilantin
phenytoin
Take on an empty stomach. Do not crush or chew capsules. Avoid alcohol. May experience gum or mouth soreness, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, and nausea or vomiting.
NitroQuick; NitroStat
nitroglycerin
Tachycardia; palpitations; hypotension; syncope; arrhythmias
Lopid
gemfibrozil
Take 30 min before meals. May take with food. May experience loss of appetitite and diarrhea.
Avapro
irbesartan
Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea. Pregnancy precaution.
Amaryl
glimepiride
Monitor blood sugars. Take with the first meal of the day. Avoid alcohol. May cause headache or nausea.
Climara; Estrace; Estraderm; Vivelle
estradiol
Avoid alcohol. May cause nausea, vomiting, breast pain, or dizziness.
Reglan
metoclopramide
Take 30 min before meals. May experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Avoid alcohol.
Allegra-D
fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine
Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness nervousness, or dizziness.
Cardura
doxazosin
Can cause significant orthostatic hypotension and syncope, especially with first dose, to limit risk, take first dose at bedtime. Stand up slowly…monitor blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). May cause headache, nausea or vomiting, constipation, or drowsiness.
Humulin N; Novolin N
isophane insulin suspension (human)
hypoglycemia
Ultracet
tramadol / apap
not common, GI, H/A
Cataflam; Voltaren
diclofenac
Take with food or milk. Avoid alcohol. Do not crush, divide, or chew tablets. May experience nausea, vomiting, or gastric discomfort.
Evista
raloxifene
May be taken without regards to meals. Avoid Alcohol. May experience nausea, vomiting, or joint pain.
Detrol
tolterodine
Hypertension. CNS: Headache; somnolence; paresthesia, nervousness (immediate-release); dizziness, anxiety
Mycostatin
nystatin
Instruct patient on proper use of appropriate dosage form. When taking orally, drink plenty of fluids throughout the day (2-3 L/day). Do not split,chew, or crush tablets or capsules. May cause diarrhea.
Antivert
meclizine
Avoid Alcohol. May experience dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, and constipation.
Glucovance
glyburide / metformin
Although issue is controversial, oral sulfonylureas may have increased risk of cardiovascular mortality when compared with patients treated with diet alone
Strattera
atomoxetine
Avoid alcohol. Take at the same time everyday. May cause irritability and sleep disturbances.
Cymbalta
duloxetine
GI/metabolic side effects can be common especially at treatment onset
Macrobid; Macrodantin
nitrofurantoin
urine discoloration to a dark yellow or brown
Phenergan / Codeine
promethazine / codeine
N/V/Const, resp depression
Ditropan
oxybutynin
Tachycardia; palpitations; vasodilatation; hypertension, palpitation, vasodilation (ER tablet).
Remeron
mirtazapine
May take 2-3 weeks to achieve desired effects. Avoid alcohol. May experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting.
Ziac
bisoprolol/HCTZ
bronchospasm, bradycardia
Clarinex
desloratadine
Avoid Alcohol. May experience drowsiness or dizziness.
Minocin
minocycline
Finish the complete course of medication even if you feel better. May take with food. May experience diarrhea. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when exposed to the sun.
Imitrex
sumatriptan
Take at the first sign of migraine attack. Take oral tablet with water. May cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.