Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not suddenly stop taking it. 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 for side effects.
Your doctor will give you the first dose of this medicine in a medical facility. You will be checked for unwanted effects for at least 6 hours after receiving the medicine to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
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 multiple sclerosis:
Adults and children 10 years of age and older weighing more than 40 kilograms (kg)—0.5 milligrams (mg) once a day.
Children 10 years of age and older weighing 40 kg or less—0.25 mg orally once a day.
Children younger than 10 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.