Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take this medicine only 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.

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

Take this medicine with or without food.

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid throat irritation and ulceration.

Keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your acne may not clear up.

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 forms (tablets):
    • For acne:
      • Adults and children 9 years of age and older—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
        • Weighing 85 kilograms (kg) to 136 kg—150 milligrams (mg) once a day for 12 weeks.
        • Weighing 55 kg to 84 kg—100 mg once a day for 12 weeks.
        • Weighing 33 kg to 54 kg—60 mg once a day for 12 weeks.
      • Children 9 years of age and older weighing less than 33 kilograms (kg)—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Children 8 years of age and younger—Use is not recommended.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.