Dichlorphenamide (By mouth)
Treats inherited muscle disorders.
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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to dichlorphenamide or sulfa drugs.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
- Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take 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.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
- Do not use this medicine together with high-dose aspirin.
- Some medicines can affect how dichlorphenamide works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medicines:
- Low-dose aspirin, penicillin, theophylline
- Diuretic (water pill)
- Medicine to treat fungal infections
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, adrenal gland problems, or lung disease.
- This medicine may cause the following problems:
- Low potassium levels
- Metabolic acidosis (too much acid in your blood)
- This medicine may make you feel dizzy, drowsy, or more tired. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
- Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash
- Confusion, muscle spasms or twitching
- Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting, uneven heartbeat
- Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
- Yellow skin or eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Change in sense of taste
- Nausea, weight loss
- Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Last Updated: 1/4/2018