How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Swallow the tablets whole. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop.
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 it may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years 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
High acid levels-trouble breathing, fast irregular heartbeat, headache, confusion, unusually weak or tired, nausea, vomiting
High ammonia levels-unusual weakness or fatigue, confusion, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, seizures
High fever, fever that does not go away, or decreased sweating
Kidney stones-blood in the urine, pain or trouble passing urine, pain in the lower back or sides
Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Sudden eye pain or change in vision such as blurry vision, seeing halos around lights, vision loss
Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, worsening mood, feelings of depression Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Change in taste
Loss of appetite with weight loss
Pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet
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.
Antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
Aspirin and aspirin-like medications
Birth control pills
Certain medications for anxiety or sleep
Certain medications for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
Certain medications for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
Certain medications for Parkinson’s disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
Certain medications for seizures like carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, valproic acid, zonisamide
Certain medications for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
Certain medications for travel sickness like scopolamine
Certain medications that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban
General anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
Medications that relax muscles
Narcotic medications for pain
NSAIDs, medications for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine