Drug information provided by: Merative, 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.
This medicine should come with a patient information insert. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
If you have trouble swallowing the tablet:
Dissolve it in 2 ounces (60 milliliters [mL]) of water. Do not use carbonated water or other liquids.
Stir until the tablet is in small pieces. Do not crush or heat.
Drink the liquid right away.
Add 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 mL) of water in the same container, and drink it right away.
It may also be given through a nasogastric tube. Dissolve the tablet in 15 mL of non-carbonated water, then add another 15 mL of water to transfer any medicine to the syringe.
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 lung cancer:
Adult—80 milligrams (mg) once a day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.