Proper Use

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Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. The dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you or your child. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

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

Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid.

You should take this medicine at least one hour before or two hours after meals.

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 (solution):
    • For severe drooling:
      • Children 3 to 16 years of age—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your child's doctor. The dose is 0.02 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight three times a day. Your child's doctor may increase your child's dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 1.5 to 3 mg per dose.
      • Children younger than 3 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your child's doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (tablet):
    • For peptic ulcers:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—The initial dose is 1 mg three times daily. Your doctor will adjust the dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 8 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use is not recommended.

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.