Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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):
    • To prevent deficiency, the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes:

      For the U.S.

      • Adult and teenage males—150 to 400 micrograms (mcg) per day.
      • Adult and teenage females—150 to 400 mcg per day.
      • Pregnant females—400 to 800 mcg per day.
      • Breast-feeding females—260 to 800 mcg per day.
      • Children 7 to 10 years of age—100 to 400 mcg per day.
      • Children 4 to 6 years of age—75 to 400 mcg per day.
      • Children birth to 3 years of age—25 to 100 mcg per day.

      For Canada

      • Adult and teenage males—150 to 220 mcg per day.
      • Adult and teenage females—145 to 190 mcg per day.
      • Pregnant females—445 to 475 mcg per day.
      • Breast-feeding females—245 to 275 mcg per day.
      • Children 7 to 10 years of age—125 to 180 mcg per day.
      • Children 4 to 6 years of age—90 mcg per day.
      • Children birth to 3 years of age—50 to 80 mcg per day.
    • To treat deficiency:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children—Treatment dose is determined by prescriber for each individual based on the severity of deficiency.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the dietary supplement 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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.