Proper Use

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Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. 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.

Read the patient information leaflet carefully before you take this medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Taking this medicine with food may reduce nausea.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.

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 (extended-release tablets):
    • For Parkinson disease:
      • Adults—At first, 0.375 milligram (mg) once a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4.5 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For Parkinson disease:
      • Adults—At first, 0.125 milligram (mg) 3 times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4.5 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For Restless Legs Syndrome:
      • Adults—At first, 0.125 milligram (mg) once a day 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 0.5 mg per day.
      • Children—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.

If you miss a dose with the extended-release tablets and it is less than 12 hours since your regular time, take it as soon as you can and take your next dose at the normal time. If you miss a dose and it is more than 12 hours since your regular time, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the normal time.

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.