How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medication at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed. Take all of your medication as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medication early. Avoid antacids, calcium, iron, and zinc products for 2 hours before and 2 hours after taking a dose of this medication. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children as young as 6 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Heart rhythm changes-fast or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, chest pain, trouble breathing
Increased pressure around the brain-severe headache, blurry vision, change in vision, nausea, vomiting
Joint, muscle, or tendon pain, swelling, or stiffness
Liver injury-right upper belly pain, loss of appetite, nausea, light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing skin or eyes, unusual weakness or fatigue
Mood and behavior changes-anxiety, nervousness, confusion, hallucinations, irritability, hostility, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, worsening mood, feelings of depression
Pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet
Redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Severe diarrhea, fever
Sudden or severe chest, back, or stomach pain
Unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Sensitivity to light
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What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
Thioridazine This medication may also interact with the following:
Birth control pills
Certain medications for diabetes, like glipizide, glyburide, or insulin
Certain medications that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
Didanosine buffered tablets or powder
NSAIDS, medications for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
Other medications that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) like dofetilide, ziprasidone
Steroid medications like prednisone or cortisone