Brand name(s): Gabitril
What special precautions should I follow?
Before taking tiagabine,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tiagabine or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially carbamazepine (Tegretol); cimetidine (Tagamet); phenobarbital; phenytoin (Dilantin); primidone (Mysoline); valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene); medications that make you drowsy, such as cough, cold, and allergy products; and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking tiagabine, call your doctor immediately.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking tiagabine.
- you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. This is especially important during the first 3-5 days of therapy and when your dose is increased.
Last Revised: 04/01/2003
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