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.
You may take your medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
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 droperidol (Inapsine®), metoclopramide (Reglan®), phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Mellaril®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Tacaryl®, Thorazine®, Trilafon®), or medicine to treat mental illness (such as Haldol®, Navane®, Taractan®, thiothixene).
Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have breathing problems or heart rhythm or heart valve problems.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. These effects may be either mild or severe.
Some people using this medicine have become so drowsy they have fallen asleep during routine daily activities. Severe drowsiness or sleepiness may come on very suddenly. These effects may also occur even after you have been using the medicine for several months.
Make sure you know how this medicine affects you before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. Tell your doctor if you think this medicine is causing you to have severe drowsiness or sleepiness.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.