Drug Counselling Information
Drug : UCERIS
Description
ADVERSE REACTIONS:
Stop taking this medicine and get emergency help IMMEDIATELY if you experience:
Shortness of breath, fast or irregular breathing, fever, joint pain, fast pulse, lightheadedness or fainting, swelling of face,
hives, & itching.
Stop taking this medicine and notify your doctor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience:
Weight gain; Muscle weakness; Menstrual irregularities; Swelling of feet or lower legs; Swelling usually of face or lips;
Severe skin itching with patches.
BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE:
Tell your doctor if you are having any of the following conditions:
DIABETES; HEART CONDITION or HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE; GLAUCOMA; OSTEOPOROSIS; PEPTIC ULCER; CHICKEN POX; LIVER PROBLEMS; KIDNEY
DISEASE; THYROID problem; MYASTHENIA GRAVIS.
HOW THIS MEDICINE SHOULD BE STORED?
Keep in original closed container in a dark, cool, and dry place away from children. Discard unneeded medicine.
Other Common Side Effects:
Headache; Nausea; Acne; Gastric or intestinal ulcers; Difficulty falling asleep; Vertigo; High blood pressure; Stomach
discomfort or pain; Back pain; Indigestion; Gas; Unusual tiredness or weakness; Abnormal hair growth; Low blood pressure;
Increased eye pressure; Electrolyte imbalance; Glaucoma; Vomiting; Increased appetite.
If symptoms are mild but do not go away or are bothersome, check with your doctor. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE SIDE EFFECTS IS SEVERE,
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Taking this medication may cause the following mineral depletion:
CALCIUM ORAL; FOLIC ACID; MAGNESIUM; POTASSIUM; SELENIUM ORAL; VITAMIN C ORAL (ASCORBIC ACID); VITAMIN D; ZINC.
WHY IS IT PRESCRIBED?
To induce remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis
HOW MEDICINE IS ADMINISTERED?
Use this medicine exactly as directed on the label, unless instructed differently by your doctor
* This medicine is usually taken as a single daily dose in the morning.
* Take this medicine WITH food, a meal, or a snack. Do not take on an empty stomach.
* Swallow CAPSULES whole, DO NOT chew or break.
* Do not DISCONTINUE this medicine ABRUPTLY after prolonged usage.
* Inform physician if you have a FUNGAL or a VIRAL infection before starting this medicine.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE?
Take or Use when remembered unless time for next dose. No double doses.
WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS:
* STOP TAKING MEDICINE & GET EMERGENCY HELP IMMEDIATELY IF A HYPERSENSITIVITY OR ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION occurs: (see symptoms
below):-
* shortness of breath, fast or irregular breathing, fever, joint pain, fast pulse, lightheadedness or fainting, swelling of
face, hives, & itching.
* Safety of use during pregnancy has not been established. This medicine SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING PREGNANCY unless benefit
justifies potential risk to the fetus. CALL YOUR DOCTOR.
* CAUTION: Prolonged use may produce CATARACTS and/or GLAUCOMA with possible damage to the optic nerves.
* Notify doctor if there are symptoms that suggest BLEEDING, such as black tarry stools or "coffee ground" vomit.
* Notify your doctor if signs of INFECTION develops (eg, fever, sore throat, chills, or unusual bruising or bleeding).
* Notify doctor if signs of ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY (fatigue, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness) occur after dose
reduction or end of therapy
* Because of INTERACTIONS, report the use of any other prescription or nonprescription medicines, including natural/herbal
remedies, to your doctor.
* The results of some MEDICAL or LAB tests may be affected by this medicine. Inform the doctor in charge that you are taking
this medicine.
* AVOID GRAPEFRUIT while taking this medicine.
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