Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Take this medicine only 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.
This medicine comes with a Medication Guide and patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
The tablets may be divided in half at the score (line at the center) if you need less than a full tablet to get the right dose.
If your child cannot swallow the Ruzurgi® tablet or needs to take it using a feeding tube, you may prepare a suspension. Mix three tablets with 30 milliliters (mL) of water in a 30-mL container, then shake the mixture well for 30 seconds. You may give the dose using an oral syringe or feeding tube. Shake the medicine well before giving each dose.
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):
For Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome:
Adults—At first, 15 milligrams (mg) to 30 mg given in 3 to 4 divided doses per day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg total per day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Children 6 to 16 years of age weighing 45 kilograms (kg) or more—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. At first, 15 milligrams (mg) to 30 mg given 2 to 3 divided doses per day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 100 mg total per day.
Children 6 to 16 years of age weighing less than 45 kg—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. At first, 7.5 mg to 15 mg given 2 to 3 divided doses per day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg total per day.
Children less than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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.
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.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Store Ruzurgi® tablets at room temperature for up to 3 months. Keep Ruzurgi® suspension in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Throw away any unused liquid after 24 hours.