Macpee 25 mg
Macpee stimulates your bladder to empty. Macpee is used to treat urinary retention (difficulty urinating), which may occur after surgery, after delivering a baby, and in other situations. Macpee may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you: have uncontrolled hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid); have stomach ulcers; have asthma; have recently had bladder or intestinal surgery; have a blockage in your intestinal tract; have a slow heart rate or low blood pressure; have a disease or blockage of the arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease); have epilepsy or any other seizure disorder; or have Parkinson's disease. You may not be able to take Macpee, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Macpee is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Macpee will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Take Macpee exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take Macpee on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals to prevent nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms of a Macpee overdose include abdominal discomfort, increased salivation or watering mouth, flushing or hot feeling of the skin, sweating, nausea, and vomiting.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Macpee and seek emergency medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or shortness of breath, wheezing, or tightness in your chest.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Macpee and talk to your doctor if you experience: dizziness or drowsiness; headache; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort; slow heartbeats followed by fast heartbeats; flushing or warmth about the face; sweating; or tearing eyes.
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