Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before using this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
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.
This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
If you vomit after taking this medicine, do not take an extra dose. Wait and take your next dose at the normal time.
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 (tablet):
For melanoma or Erdheim-Chester Disease:
Adults—960 milligrams (mg) (four 240 mg tablets) two times a day. The first dose should be taken in the morning, and the second dose in the evening. The 2 doses should be taken 12 hours apart. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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.
If you miss a dose and it is more than 4 hours before your next dose, take the tablet as soon as you can.
If you miss a dose and it is less than 4 hours until your next regular dose, skip the missed dose then take your next dose at the regular time.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.