4. How and when to take it
If you or your child have been prescribed Symitec, follow your doctor's instructions about how and when to take it.
If you bought Symitec from a pharmacy or shop, follow the instructions that come with the packet.
Some brands of Symitec come as capsules. These may contain soya oil. Do not take Symitec capsules if you are allergic to peanuts or soya.
What other drugs will affect Symitec?
There may be other drugs that can interact with Symitec. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Before taking Symitec
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Symitec, hydroxyzine (Vistaril), or any other medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: ant >Cautions with other medicines
Some medicines and Symitec interfere with each other and increase the chances of you having side effects. Check with your pharmacist or doctor if you’re taking:
- midodrine, a medicine used to treat low blood pressure
- ritonavir, a medicine used to treat HIV infection
- any medicine that makes you drowsy, gives you a dry mouth, or makes it difficult for you to pee. Taking Symitec might make these side effects worse.
Mixing Symitec with herbal remedies and supplements
There might be a problem taking some herbal remedies and supplements alongside Symitec – especially ones that cause sleepiness, a dry mouth or make it difficult to urinate.
Ask your pharmacist for advice.
Will Symitec affect my fertility?
There’s no evidence that Symitec affects male or female fertility.