Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is best to take this medicine in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Taking this medicine late in the afternoon or evening could make it harder for you to fall asleep .

Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about a special diet plan that will help you lose weight .

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 oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For weight loss:
      • Adults and teenagers—At first, 25 to 50 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 25 to 50 mg three times a day.
      • Children below 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

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

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

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.