Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that you use this medicine only as directed. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine is usually taken with water on an empty stomach. However, your doctor may want you to take it with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.

For patients taking the extended-release tablets:

  • Swallow the tablet whole with water or any liquids. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Take it at the same time each day.
  • While taking this medicine, part of the tablet may pass into your stools. This is normal and is nothing to worry about.

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 treatment of bladder problems:
    • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
      • Adults—At first, 5 or 10 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 30 mg per day.
      • Children 6 years of age and older—At first, 5 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 6 years of age—Use is not recommended.
    • For oral dosage forms (syrup or tablets):
      • Adults, teenagers, and children 12 years of age and older—5 milligrams (mg) two or three times a day.
      • Children 5 to 12 years of age—5 mg two or three times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 15 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 5 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.