Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take this medicine exactly 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. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Take this medicine with food.

If you cannot swallow the capsules, you may open it and mix the contents of the capsule with 1 to 2 tablespoons of infant formula or expressed breast milk, or soft foods (eg, mashed potatoes or apple puree). This mixture must be swallowed immediately.

If you are also taking cholestyramine, colesevelam, colestipol, or aluminum-containing antacids, take cholic acid at least 1 hour before or 4 to 6 hours after these medicines.

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 (capsules):
    • For bile acid synthesis disorders and peroxisomal disorders (including Zellweger spectrum disorders):
      • Adults and children 3 weeks of age and older—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 10 to 15 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight once a day, or divided in two doses.
      • Children younger than 3 weeks 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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.