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   Acabamate

Acabamate
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This medication is used to treat symptoms of anxiety and nervousness. Meprobamate should only be used for short periods of time. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anxiolytics. It works by affecting certain areas of the brain to help decrease symptoms of anxiety and nervousness.

 
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Acabamate

Uses
This medication is used to treat symptoms of anxiety and nervousness. Meprobamate should only be used for short periods of time. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anxiolytics. It works by affecting certain areas of the brain to help decrease symptoms of anxiety and nervousness.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • It is against the law.Keep all medical appointments.
  • Your doctor will periodically monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 3-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy.
  • Adults should not take more than 2400 milligrams in a 24-hour period.This medication is usually taken as needed for anxiety symptoms.
  • If your anxiety is severe, take it regularly as directed by your doctor.
  • In this case, to help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
  • Do not take more or less of this medication than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Doing so may increase side effects.This medication may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended time or if it has been used in high doses.
  • In such cases, withdrawal reactions (e.g., shakiness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and rarely seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop taking this drug.
  • To prevent withdrawal reactions when stopping extended, regular treatment with this drug, gradually reduce the dosage as directed.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.Though very unlikely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication.
  • To lessen the risk of becoming addicted, do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.
  • Properly stop the medication when so directed.When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing.
  • Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (e.g., your symptoms increase).

Side Effects
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, staggering, slurred speech, headache, nausea, vomiting, and vision problems may occur.
  • These side effects often lessen over time.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: tingling/numbness in hands/feet, feeling hyperactive, diarrhea.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, swollen glands (lymph nodes), swollen hands/legs, signs of anemia (e.g., worsening tiredness, rapid breathing, pale skin, fast heartbeat while resting), signs of severe infection (e.g., fever, shaking chills, body aches, sore throat).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking meprobamate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to carisoprodol, mebutamate, tybamate, or carbromal; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain liver/blood problem (porphyria).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain damage, drug/alcohol abuse, liver problems, mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression, thoughts of suicide), seizures.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or taking part in any other activity that requires alertness.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages because they may increase the risk of this drug's side effects.To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially low blood pressure and drowsiness.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • It may rarely harm an unborn baby.
  • Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss reliable forms of birth control.
  • If you become pregnant while taking this medication, notify your doctor immediately.This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you are taking this on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: sodium oxybate.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting meprobamate.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (e.g., methocarbamol), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

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