Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Shake the oral liquid well just before each use.
Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet while you are using this medicine.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), or medicine to lower blood pressure. Some blood pressure medicines are atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), lisinopril, metoprolol, Accupril®, Cozaar®, Diovan®, Lotrel®, Norvasc®, Prinivil®, Toprol®, and Zestril®.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have gout, heart disease, congestive heart failure, or kidney disease.
While you are using this medicine, you will need to test your urine for sugar (glucose) and ketones. This test can be done in your home. It is very important to check your urine on a regular basis and report any abnormal results to your doctor.
Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.