USES: This medication helps to widen blood vessels and improve blood flow. It is used in various blood vessel diseases (e.g., claudication, arteriosclerosis and Raynaud's disease) and nighttime leg cramps. This drug may also be used for certain mental/memory disorders, to prevent migraines, to treat certain types of dizziness and diabetic nerve pain/tingling.
This medication helps to widen blood vessels and improve blood flow. It is used in various blood vessel diseases (e.g., claudication, arteriosclerosis and Raynaud's disease) and nighttime leg cramps. This drug may also be used for certain mental/memory disorders, to prevent migraines, to treat certain types of dizziness and diabetic nerve pain/tingling. Notes
Do not share this medication with others.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, moisture and light.
Do not store in the bathroom.
Take this medication with meals or antacids to prevent stomach upset.
Take this medication as prescribed.
Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
Improvement in symptoms usually occurs gradually over a period of weeks.
Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor.
Heartburn, stomach upset, flushing, headache, weakness or a rapid heart rate may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you develop chest pain, a pounding heartbeat or a skin rash while taking this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have any blood disorders, bleeding episodes, cerebrovascular disorders, glaucoma or allergies.
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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