Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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.

Cycloset® comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions in the insert carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Carefully follow the special meal plan your doctor gave you. This is the most important part of controlling your condition, and is necessary if the medicine is to work properly. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Take this medicine with food. Also, taking the dose at bedtime may help to lessen nausea if it occurs. If stomach upset continues, check with your doctor.

Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands may not work the same way.

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 forms (capsules and tablets):
    • For infertility, pituitary tumors, male hormone problem (male hypogonadism), starting the menstrual cycle (amenorrhea), or stopping abnormal milk secretion from nipples (galactorrhea):
      • Adults and teenagers 16 years of age or older—At first, 1.25 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose by 2.5 mg every 2 to 7 days as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 15 mg per day.
      • Children 11 to 15 years of age—At first, 1.25 to 2.5 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 10 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 11 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For lowering growth hormone (acromegaly):
      • Adults—At first, 1.25 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once a day taken at bedtime with a snack for 3 days. Your doctor may increase your dose by 1.25 or 2.5 mg every 3 to 7 days as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 100 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For Parkinson's disease:
      • Adults—At first, 1.25 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose over several weeks as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 100 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For type 2 diabetes:
      • Adults—At first, 0.8 milligram (mg) once a day, taken within two hours after waking up in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4.8 mg per day.
      • Children—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.