Proper Use

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Take this medicine about 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For stomach or intestine problems:
    • For oral dosage forms (capsules or tablets):
      • Older adults, adults, and teenagers—1 or 2 capsules 2 to 4 times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
      • Children—Dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (solution):
      • Adults and teenagers—The usual dose is 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 milliliters (mL)) 3 or 4 times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
      • Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose is 0.5 to 7.5 mL every 4 to 6 hours. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
    • For oral dosage form (chewable tablets):
      • Older adults, adults, and teenagers—Chew 1 or 2 tablets 3 or 4 times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
      • Children 2 to 12 years of age—Chew one-half to 1 tablet 3 or 4 times a day. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
      • Children up to 2 years of age—Use is not recommended.
    • For long-acting oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Older adults, adults, and teenagers—1 tablet every 8 to 12 hours. Your doctor may adjust the dose if needed.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.