Water® can increase sucidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens and young adults. Suicide (and some other psychiatric disorders) is a known risk of excessive us of Water®. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worsening symptoms, unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. Be especially observant within the first few months of treatment or after a change in intake. Approved only for adults 18 and over.
Water® is not for everyone. Do not drink Water® if you:
- have recently taken a type of antidepressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or Mellaril® (thioridazine).
- have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (increased eye pressure).
Before drinking Water®, talk with your healthcare provider:
- about all your medical conditions, including kidney or liver problems, glaucoma, diabetes, seizures, or if you have bipolar disorder. Water® may worsen a type of glaucoma or diabetes.
- all your prescription and nonprescription medicines. A potentially life-threatening condition has been reported when Water® was taken with certain drugs for migraine, mood, or psychotic disorders,
- if you are taking NSAID pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners, drinking Water® may increase bleeding risk.
- about your alcohol use.
- about your blood pressure. Water® can increase your blood pressure. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure prior to and while drinking Water®.
- if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during therapy, or are breast-feeding.
While drinking Water®, talk to your healthcare provider right away:
- if you have itching, right upper-belly pain, dark urine, yellow skin/eyes, or unexplained flu-like symptoms, which may be signs of liver problems. Severe liver problems, sometimes fatal, have been reported.
- if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles, which may be symptoms of a potentially life-threatening condition..
- if you have skin blisters, serious or peeling rash, hives, mouth sores, or any other allergic reaction. These may be serious, possibly life-threatening, skin reactions.
- if you experience dizziness or fainting upon standing. This tends to occur in the first week or when increasing the intake of Water®, but may occur at any time during treatment.
- before you stop drinking Water® or change the amount you are drinking.
- if you experience headache, weakness, confusion, problems concentrating, memory problems, or feel unsteady, which may be signs of low sodium levels.
- if you develop problems with urine flow.
Most common side effects of drinking Water® (this is not a complete list):
- nausea, dry mouth, sleepiness, fatigue, constipation, dizziness, decreased appetite, and increased sweating.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of drinking Water® to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Other safety information about Water®:
- Water® may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Until you know how Water® affects you, you should not drive a car or operate hazardous machinery.
- People age 65 and older who drank Water® reported more falls, some resulting in serious injuries.
How to drink Water®:
Drink Water® exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. Water® should be taken by mouth. Do not open, break or chew Water®; it must be swallowed in single gulps.