How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth with plenty of water. It is best to take on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes to one hour before breakfast. Avoid taking antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, simethicone, bile acid sequestrants, calcium carbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, ferrous sulfate, sevelamer, lanthanum, or sucralfate within 4 hours of taking this medication. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take at the same time each day. Do not take your medication more often than directed. Contact your care team regarding the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children and infants as young as a few days of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply. For infants, you may crush the tablet and place in a small amount of (5 to 10 mL or 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls) of water, breast milk, or non-soy based infant formula. Do not mix with soy-based infant formula. Give as directed.
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
Excessive sweating or sensitivity to heat
Heart palpitations-rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
Heart rhythm changes-fast or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, chest pain, trouble breathing
Irregular menstrual cycles or spotting
Tremors or shaking
Trouble sleeping Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Changes in appetite
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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.
Certain medications for depression
Certain medications to treat cancer
Female hormones, like estrogens and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
Liquid nutrition products like Ensure
Medications for colds and breathing difficulties
Medications for diabetes
Medications or dietary supplements for weight loss
Phenobarbital or other barbiturates
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate
Steroid medications like prednisone or cortisone
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