Lysodren may reduce the amount of natural steroid in the body. This may decrease your ability to recover from physical stress such as illness, injury, or surgery. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Lysodren before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Tell your doctor right away if you become ill or have an injury while you use Lysodren . You may need to stop taking Lysodren for a period of time. You may need to take a corticosteroid (eg, prednisone) until your body can make enough on its own. Check with your doctor for more information.
Treating adrenal cortical cancer that cannot be treated with surgery.
Lysodren is an adrenal cytotoxic agent. Exactly how Lysodren works is not known. It may work by slowing adrenal gland function.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Lysodren . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lysodren . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lysodren 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.
Use Lysodren as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lysodren .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; lack of energy; loss of appetite; nausea; tiredness; vomiting.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); blood in the urine; blurred vision, double vision, or other vision changes; fainting; fever; severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, headache, lightheadedness, or tiredness.
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.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Lysodren :
Store Lysodren at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lysodren out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lysodren . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.