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Reserpine (By mouth)

Reserpine (re-SER-peen)

Published: May 1, 2017.

Treats high blood pressure and other conditions. Belongs to a class of drugs called rauwolfia alkaloids.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to reserpine. You should not use reserpine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. Even if you feel fine your blood pressure can still be high.
  • May be taken with or without food or milk.

If a dose is missed:

  • If you miss a dose of reserpine, You should not use the missed dose at all, just return to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking diet pills, or medicine for allergies or colds.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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