What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a history of a heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Axert and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a family history of heart disease
Have gone through menopause.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Axert Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the medication.)
OverdoseIn previous clinical studies, Axert was given in doses of up to 200 mg without causing serious problems.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Axert Overdose for more information.)