1 What is Arlidin?

Brand: Arlidin

Generic: Nylidrin

Nylidrin is a vasodilator used for the treatment of poor circulation by increasing the size of blood vessels. This drug requires prescription.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. It is still unknown whether this drug works exactly the same way in younger adults or if it causes different side effects or problems in older people.

Data comparing the use of nylidrin in the elderly with use in other age groups are still unavailable. The elderly may have reduced tolerance to cold temperatures while taking this drug. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects. Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drugs. Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.

Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco. Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as angina, fast heartbeat, heart attack or other heart disease, overactive thyroid gland, or stomach ulcer.

3 Proper Usage

A fast or pounding heartbeat may be caused by this drug. It is not recommended to take the last dose of this drug for the day at bedtime to prevent these effects from happening in your sleep. Ask your healthcare professional to help you plan the optimal time to take this drug. The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug. Adults are advised to take 3 to 12 milligrams three or four times a day.

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Store the drug in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.

4 Precautions to Take

The effects of this drug may take some time before it is noticed. Check with your healthcare professional before you stop taking this drug. Smoking can reduce positive effects of this drug. Consult with your healthcare professional for any concerns.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur. Seek advice from your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear.

Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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