Generic name: Trimethobenzamide Capsules [ trye-METH-oh-BENZ-a-mide ]
Brand name: Tigan
Drug class: Anticholinergic antiemetics
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 20, 2022.
Uses of Trimethobenzamide Capsules:
- It is used to treat upset stomach and throwing up.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Trimethobenzamide Capsules?
- If you have an allergy to trimethobenzamide or any other part of this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules).
- If you are allergic to this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules); any part of this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have liver disease.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Trimethobenzamide Capsules?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) affects you.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules).
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- This medicine is not approved for use in children. However, the doctor may decide the benefits of taking this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) outweigh the risks. If your child has been given this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules), ask the doctor for information about the benefits and risks. Talk with the doctor if you have questions about giving this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) to your child.
How is this medicine (Trimethobenzamide Capsules) best taken?
Use this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you take this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness.
- Trouble controlling body movements.
- Muscle spasm.
- Muscle cramps.
- Trouble swallowing or speaking.
- Change in balance.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Blurred eyesight.
- Low mood (depression).
- Feeling confused.
- Fever or chills.
- Sore throat.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
What are some other side effects of Trimethobenzamide Capsules?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Trimethobenzamide Capsules?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine (trimethobenzamide capsules), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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