- It is used to prevent kidney stones.
- If you have an allergy to tiopronin or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If this drug has caused anemia, low platelet count, or low white blood cell count before.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- You will bleed easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush or an electric razor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very bad muscle pain or weakness.
- Any bruising or bleeding.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Back pain, belly pain, or blood in the urine. May be signs of a kidney stone.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Bad taste in your mouth.
- Not hungry.
- Muscle weakness.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Dry skin.
- Any skin change.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- Drink at least ten 10-ounce glasses of water each day, unless told otherwise by your doctor. Drink 2 glasses with each meal and at bedtime. You may wake up at night to urinate; if you do, drink 2 more glasses before returning to bed.
- This drug may cause you to pass urine more often. To keep from having sleep problems, try to take before 6 pm.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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