tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)

Brand Names: Thiola, Thiola EC

Generic Name: tiopronin

What is tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Tiopronin is used together with diet, fluids, and other medicines to help prevent kidney stones in adults and children weighing at least 44 pounds (20 kilograms).

Tiopronin is usually given after diet, increased fluid intake, or other medications have failed.

Tiopronin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, rash; fever, swollen glands, joint pain; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have signs of kidney problems--puffy eyes, swelling in your ankles or feet, weight gain, or urine that looks foamy.

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

You should not use tiopronin if you are allergic to it.

This medicine should not be given to a child who is unable to swallow a tablet.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether tiopronin will harm an unborn baby. However, having a kidney stone during pregnancy may cause complications such as low birth weight or premature birth. The benefit of preventing kidney stones may outweigh any risks to the baby.

You should not breastfeed while using tiopronin.

How should I take tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without food.

Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.

Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking tiopronin.

You will need frequent urine tests.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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What happens if I miss a dose (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Avoid drinking alcohol 2 hours before and 3 hours after taking tiopronin.

What other drugs will affect tiopronin (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Other drugs may affect tiopronin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information (Thiola, Thiola EC)?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about tiopronin.


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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Reviewed on 7/12/2021

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