You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tiopronin. You should not use this medicine if you have had a blood disorder such as aplastic anemia after using tiopronin. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Drink extra fluids so you will pass more urine while you are using this medicine. This will keep your kidneys working well and help prevent kidney problems.
If you awaken during the night to use the bathroom, drink 2 glasses of water before going back to bed.
Take this medicine one hour before or two hours after a meal.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, or Goodpasture's syndrome. Make sure your doctor knows if you have any blood disorders such as agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, or aplastic anemia.
Your doctor will need to check your blood or urine at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.