Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Take this medicine exactly 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 the chance of side effects.

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.

Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.

To use the buccal tablet:

  • Apply the tablet in the morning, after brushing your teeth.
  • With dry hands, place the rounded side of one tablet on your upper gum above the incisor tooth. You have a right and left incisor tooth. They are just to the right and left of your 2 front teeth.
  • Hold the tablet in place by placing your fingertip over the upper lip for 30 seconds. This will make the tablet stick to your gum.
  • Allow the tablet to dissolve. Do not crush, chew, or swallow the tablet.
  • It is not a problem if the tablet sticks to the cheek or the inside of the lip.
  • If the tablet does not stick or falls off within the first 6 hours, use the same tablet and put it on again. If it still does not stick, use a new tablet.
  • If you swallow the tablet within the first 6 hours, drink a glass of water and place a new tablet on your gum.
  • If the tablet falls off after 6 hours or longer, do not apply a new tablet. Wait for your next dose.
  • You may eat or drink normally when the tablet is in place, but chewing gum should be avoided.

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 buccal dosage form (tablets):
    • For fungus infection in the mouth and throat:
      • Adults and teenagers 16 years of age and older—One tablet placed on the upper gum once a day for 14 days.
      • Teenagers and children younger than 16 years 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.