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Fovex


Generic Name: medical food product
Brand Name: Examples include Fovex and Tozal

Fovex is used for:

The dietary management of certain medical conditions.

This product is a medical food.

Do NOT use Fovex if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Fovex

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.

Before using Fovex:

Some medical conditions may interact with Fovex. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Fovex. However, no specific interactions with Fovex are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Fovex may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Fovex:

Use Fovex as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Fovex by mouth. Check with your doctor or pharmacist about whether or not you should take it with food.
  • If you miss a dose of Fovex, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Fovex.

Important safety information:

  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use Fovex unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Fovex before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Some of these products contain beta carotene. If you smoke, check with your doctor or pharmacist about whether your product contains beta carotene. Patients who smoke should talk with their doctor before using products that contain beta carotene.
  • Fovex should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Fovex while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Fovex, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Fovex:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch .

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Fovex:

Store Fovex at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Fovex out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Fovex, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Fovex is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Fovex or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Fovex. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Fovex. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Fovex.

Review Date: November 3, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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