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. To do so, may increase chance for side effects.

Only one dose of this medicine is needed to treat your UTI. The medicine will continue to fight the infection.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

The medicine is an orange-flavored powder that must be mixed with water before using. Never swallow the medicine in its dry form.

To use:

  • Open the packet and pour all of the powder into 3 or 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of water. Do not use hot water.
  • Stir until the powder is dissolved, and drink the mixture right away.

Drink extra fluids so you will pass more urine while you are using this medicine. This will keep your bladder working well and help prevent bladder problems.

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 (powder for solution):
    • For treatment of bladder infection:
      • Adults—3 grams (one packet) dissolved in water taken one time.
      • Teenagers 13 to 17 years of age—Dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children 12 years of age and below—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.