Proper Use

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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 usually comes with patient information leaflet. Read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before taking this medicine. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

Swallow the delayed-release capsule whole. Do not crush, chew, open, or mix its contents with food.

You may receive other medicines (eg, aspirin) to help prevent redness or feeling of warmth or burning of the face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

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 form (delayed-release capsules):
    • For relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis:
      • Adults—At first, 95 milligrams (mg) taken 2 times a day for 7 days. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. The recommended dose after 7 days is 190 mg (two 95 mg) taken 2 times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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

Store the unopened medicine in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Keep the opened medicine bottle at room temperature for up to 3 months.