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Lisuride - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Lisuride is used alone or together with other medicines to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder that affects movement of a person, causing symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, slowed movement and impaired balance or walking.

Lisuride cannot cure Parkinson's disease but it can improve the quality of life for people who have the disease.

Lisuride is also used to treat certain hormonal disorders such as hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin level in the blood) and acromegaly (high growth hormone level in the blood).

Lisuride may also be used to treat other conditions, as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Lisuride exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take Lisuride with food, preferably in the evening. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Lisuride must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Lisuride even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor or pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have blood circulation problems as Lisuride may not be suitable for you.

Do not take Lisuride if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while being treated with Lisuride, alert your doctor immediately.

DO NOT take Lisuride with any cough or cold medicine containing phenylpropanolamine.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- kidney disease
- liver disease
- heart disease
- history of mood disorder or mental illness

Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Lisuride may cause drowsiness, tiredness or dizziness. Lisuride may also cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities such as eating and watching television. You may not feel drowsy before you fall asleep. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Lisuride may cause your blood pressure to drop suddenly when you get up from a sitting or lying down position and you may feel giddy. To minimise this problem, stand up slowly.

Other side effects include any of the following: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, headache, sweating, difficulty sleeping, cold hands and feet and swelling of the hands and feet. These side effects are common especially if you have just started taking Lisuride for the very first time.

Let your doctor know if you experience:

- confusion and hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not existent)
- unusual changes in mood or behaviour (being too depressed, agitated, or having compulsive and impulsive behaviour)
- uncontrollable movements such as twitching or jerking
- breathing difficulties, persistent cough or chest pain
- stomach pain and tenderness
- muscle stiffness accompanied by fever

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

DO NOT take Lisuride with any cough or cold medicine containing phenylpropanolamine.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for mood disorder e.g. haloperidol, chlorpromazine
- migraine medicines e.g. ergotoxine, ergometrine
- medicines for treating high blood pressure
- metoclopramide (medicine for nausea or vomiting)

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Lisuride.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Lisuride - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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