What is this medicine?
TROMETHAMINE makes blood and urine more alkaline or less acidic. It is used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition where the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Tham
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- kidney disease
- respiratory acidosis
- salicylate toxicity in a newborn
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tromethamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
This medicine may interact with any of the following medications:
- amphetamines like amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine, methamphetamine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- dark urine
- fast heartbeat
- general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
- light-colored stools
- pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
- right upper belly pain
- unusually weak or tired
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- feeling anxious
- increased hunger
- loss of appetite, nausea
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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