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Lofexidine - 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?
> 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?

Lofexidine helps relieve withdrawal symptoms (e.g.chills, sweating, stomach cramps, muscle pain and runny nose) that are associated when you stop taking opioids (medicines used to relieve moderate to severe pain).

How do I take this medicine?

Take Lofexidine 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.

Swallow the tablets whole with water. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Lofexidine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

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 dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

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

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease
- kidney disease
- history of depression

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Lofexidine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If affected , do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: dryness in the mouth, throat or nose.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience fainting or slow or irregular heartbeat.

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?

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

- medicines for depression e.g. citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine
- medicines for abnormal heart rhythm e.g. amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine
- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. captopril, metoprolol, nifedipine

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

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, 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 Lofexidine - 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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