If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep the medicine bag in the wrapping until you are ready to use it. Do not freeze.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a cold medicine, or a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine. Tell your doctor if you are using medicine for depression, anxiety, or panic disorder. These may include citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, amitriptyline, doxepin, nortriptyline, Celexa®, Effexor®, Lexapro?, Paxil®, Prozac®, Sarafem®, Zoloft®, Elavil®, Pamelor®, or Sinequan®.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®. Avoid foods or drinks that contain tyramine. This includes aged cheeses, dried meats, sauerkraut, soy sauce, tap beers, or red wines.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Your doctor will need to know if you have bone marrow problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease, or if you are on dialysis. Tell your doctor if you have any other infections that you are treating with other antibiotics. Tell your doctor if you have pheochromocytoma, carcinoid syndrome, or untreated hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.