Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- In general, for adults, take 1 g (10 mg of the active ingredient) once a day, or in 2 divided doses a day. The dose may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. If symptoms are severe, the dose may be increased up to 2 g (20 mg) a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
- If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
- If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, itch, erythema, alopecia, photosensitivity and anemia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- muscle pain, weakness, red-brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
- general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin/white of eyes [liver dysfunction]
- nasal/gums bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding [thrombocytopenia]
- fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia]
- muscle stiffness, pain, muscle weakness [myopathy, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy]
- numbness/pain in the limbs, reduced sensation perception [peripheral neuropathy]
- fever, joint pain, swelling [hypersensitivity (lupus-like syndrome)]
- fever, purple or red macula in legs or arms, general malaise [hypersensitivity (vasculitis)]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.