April 19, 2014
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Arlidin

(nylidrin)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

01926713 ARLIDIN 6MG TABLET

What side effects are possible with Arlidin?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • flushing or redness of the face
  • headache
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • trembling
  • vomiting
  • weakness

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • continuing weakness or tiredness
  • dizziness
  • fast, pounding or irregular heartbeat
  • low blood pressure, causing tiredness, dizziness or irritability

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • chest pain

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.





Are there any other precautions or warnings for Arlidin?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Alzheimer's disease: Alzheimer's disease and memory loss due to the aging process are not relieved by this medication. Nylidrin is not intended to be used by people with Alzheimer's disease, or memory lapses do to the aging process.

Heart conditions: People with certain heart conditions should be closely monitored with regular check-ups by their doctor while taking this medication. People with a heart condition should not take this medication unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Heart disease: Nylidrin can cause rapid heartbeat and decreased blood pressure, which may make symptoms of congestive heart failure and other heart problems worse. If you have heart disease, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

People with a heart condition should not take this medication unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Pregnancy: The effects of this medication during pregnancy are not known. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Arlidin?

There may be an interaction between nylidrin and any of the following:

  • other vasodilators (e.g., nitroglycerin)

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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