Proper Use

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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 use the oral solution:

  • Measure the oral liquid with the medicine dropper from the package.
  • Mix each dose with water, juice, soda or a soda-like beverage before you take it. You may also mix the liquid with a semisolid food such as applesauce or pudding.
  • Take the entire mixture right away. It should not be saved to use later.

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 or solution):
    • For anxiety:
      • Adults—2 to 10 milligrams (mg) two to four times per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose if needed.
      • Children 6 months of age and older—At first, 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Your child's doctor may increase the dose if needed.
      • Infants below 6 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For alcohol withdrawal:
      • Adults—10 milligrams (mg) three or four times for the first 24 hours, then 5 mg three to four times per day as needed.
      • Older adults—At first, 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For muscle spasm:
      • Adults—2 to 10 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose if needed.
      • Children 6 months of age and older—At first, 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Your child's doctor may increase the dose if needed.
      • Infants below 6 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For seizures:
      • Adults—2 to 10 milligrams (mg) two to four times per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day. Your doctor may gradually increase the dose if needed.
      • Children 6 months of age and older—At first, 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Your child's doctor may increase the dose if needed.
      • Infants below 6 months 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.

Destroy any medicine that you do not need by flushing it down the toilet.