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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking guanabenz (Wytensin)?
You should not use guanabenz if you are allergic to it.
To make sure you can safely take guanabenz, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether guanabenz will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether guanabenz 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 a baby.
How should I take guanabenz (Wytensin)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Guanabenz is usually taken 2 times each day. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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