Proper Use

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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 (tablets):
    • To prevent deficiency, the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes:

      For the U.S.

      • Adults and teenage males—1.4 to 1.8 milligrams (mg) per day.
      • Adults and teenage females—1.2 to 1.3 mg per day.
      • Pregnant females—1.6 mg per day.
      • Breast-feeding females—1.7 to 1.8 mg per day.
      • Children 7 to 10 years of age—1.2 mg per day.
      • Children 4 to 6 years of age—1.1 mg per day.
      • Children birth to 3 years of age—0.4 to 0.8 mg per day.

      For Canada

      • Adults and teenage males—1 to 1.6 mg per day.
      • Adults and teenage females—1 to 1.1 mg per day.
      • Pregnant females—1.1 to 1.4 mg per day.
      • Breast-feeding females—1.4 to 1.5 mg per day.
      • Children 7 to 10 years of age—1 to 1.3 mg per day.
      • Children 4 to 6 years of age—0.9 mg per day.
      • Children birth to 3 years of age—0.3 to 0.7 mg per day.
    • To treat deficiency:
      • Adults and teenagers—Treatment dose is determined by prescriber for each individual based on the severity of deficiency.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the dietary supplement 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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.