Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Take this medicine as 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 Medication Guide. 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, you may crush and mix it with water or soft foods (eg, applesauce) and take it immediately.
If you are using an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium, take it 1 hour after taking riociguat.
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 chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension:
Adults—At first, 1 milligram (mg) 3 times a day. Other patients may start at 0.5 mg 3 times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 2.5 mg 3 times 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.
If you missed taking this medicine for 3 days, call your doctor right away.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.