icodextrin (LVP solution) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Extraneal)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not use icodextrin more than once in a 24 hour period.
What happens if I overdose (Extraneal)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Using too much icodextrin can cause swelling or puffiness in your stomach, feeling of fullness, feeling short of breath. Drain the solution from your peritoneal cavity if you have any of these symptoms.
What should I avoid while using icodextrin (LVP solution) (Extraneal)?
Avoid becoming dehydrated (heavy sweating, hot and dry skin, feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
What other drugs will affect icodextrin (LVP solution) (Extraneal)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- adefovir (Hepsera);
- blood pressure medication;
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- entecavir (Baraclude);
- metformin (Glucophage, Actoplus Met, Avandamet, Glucovance, Janumet, Kombiglyze, Metaglip, PrandiMet); or
- HIV or AIDS medications such as abacavir (Ziagen), didanosine (Videx), emtricitabine (Atripla, Emtriva), lamivudine (Combivir, Epzicom), stavudine (Zerit), tenofovir (Truvada, Viread), or zidovudine (Retrovir, Trizivir).
There may be other drugs that can interact with icodextrin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about icodextrin (LVP solution).
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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