Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine may be given through a needle (a shot) or a catheter (a small tube). It may be given under your skin, into a muscle, into a vein, or into your back.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
To avoid dizziness from this medicine, get up slowly from a sitting or lying position.
If a dose is missed:
Use your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you have a seizure disorder (epilepsy), asthma, liver, heart, kidney, gallbladder, lung, or inflammatory bowel disease, a bleeding disorder, or an enlarged prostate.
This medicine may be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered, or use it for longer periods of time than prescribed.
Talk to your doctor before you stop using this medicine. You may need to use smaller and smaller amounts before stopping completely.
This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Avoid driving or using machinery.
This medicine may cause constipation. This is more common if you use it for a long time. Ask your doctor if you should also use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.