Duvoid tablet 10mg

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Description

This medication is typically used for urinary retention (difficulty passing urine). It may also be used to assist in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (a condition involving heartburn and the regurgitation of stomach acid), as well as for other uses. Its effects can be felt within 1 hour.

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Instructions

This medication is typically used 3 times a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember -- unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up.

This medication should not be taken with food. It is best taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause hot flashes;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause abdominal discomfort;
  • it may cause excessive salivation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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