Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
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.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
There are many other drugs that interact with this medicine. Make sure your doctor knows all other medicines you are using.
If you are using antacids (such as Mylanta®, Maalox®, or Amphojel®), take this medicine at least 1 hour before using any antacids.
Birth control pills may not work while you are using this medicine. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control. Other forms include condoms, a diaphragm, or contraceptive foam or jelly.
While you are using this medicine, eating some types of fish, cheese, or drinking red wine may cause reactions such as flushing, chills, headache, slow or pounding heartbeat, nausea or vomiting while taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.