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.
If you or your child are using the orally disintegrating tablet (wafer), make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Do not break or split the tablet. Place the tablet in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, you may take a sip of water.
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 (tablets or disintegrating tablets):
Adults, teenagers, and children 10 years of age and older—At first, 0.5 milligram (mg) three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
Infants and children younger than 10 years of age and weighing 30 kilograms (kg)—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
For panic disorder:
Adults—At first, 0.25 milligram (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4 mg per day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.