Proper Use

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Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, or do not take it longer than your doctor ordered.

This medicine comes with a patient information and instructions leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

To use the granules:

  • Open the packet and empty all the granules directly into your mouth. The granules will dissolve in your mouth or can be swallowed. You may drink water after taking the medicine.
  • You may mix the granules with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of liquid (eg, apple juice or milk) or soft foods (eg, applesauce, pudding, or yogurt). Take this mixture within 2 hours of mixing.
  • This medicine can also be given using a nasogastric or gastric feeding tube. Mix the granules with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of liquid (eg, apple juice or milk). Give this mixture within 2 hours of mixing. After the medicine is given, flush the tube with an additional 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of water.
  • Take all the contents of the packet to get a full dose. Do not take only part of this medicine. Do not save a portion for later use.

Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

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 muscle relaxation:
    • For oral dosage form (granules):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 5 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day for 3 days. Your doctor may increase your dose by 5 mg every 3 days as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 milligrams (mg) per day (20 mg four times a day).
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (solution):
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—At first, 5 milliliters (mL) 3 times a day for 3 days. Your doctor may increase your dose by 5 mL every 3 days as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 milligrams (mg) per day (20 mg four times a day).
      • Children younger than 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults and teenagers—At first, 5 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose by 5 mg every 3 days until the desired response is reached. However, the dose is not more than 80 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.

Storage

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 the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

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