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 should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
It is best to take this medicine with food. Take this medicine at bedtime to lessen drowsiness during the day.
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 (capsules):
For obsessive-compulsive disorder:
Adults—At first, 25 milligrams (mg) once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. Higher doses may be given in evenly divided portions during the day. However, the dose is usually not more than 250 mg per day.
Children 10 years of age and older—At first, 25 mg once a day at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. Higher doses may be given in evenly divided portions during the day. However, the dose is usually not more than 200 mg per day.
Children younger than 10 years of age—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.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.