Precautions While on this Medicine
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to:
- meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown)
- if you have porphyria
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder
- liver disease
- kidney disease
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use Vanadom, or you may need
a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
This medication may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was
prescribed for. Vanadom should never be given to another person, especially someone
who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where
others cannot get to it.
You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Vanadom after using it over a
long period of time. Withdrawal symptoms include:
- stomach pain
- sleep problems
- seizure (convulsions)
Do not stop using this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor.
You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or
plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Vanadom passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing
baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old.