Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- In general, take 2 to 3g (200 to 300mg of the active ingredient) a day for adults, 1 to 3g (100 to 300mg of the active ingredient) a day for schoolchildren, 0.5 to 2g (50 to 200mg of the active ingredient) a day for young children and 0.2 to 1g (20 to 100mg of the active ingredient) a day for babies, in 3 divided doses a day, after each meal respectively. The dose may be adjusted according to patient's symptoms and tolerance to the medicine. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist.
- If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, you have to wait about 4 hours before the next dose. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and consult your doctor. 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 systemic red rash, headache, nervous irritability, double vision, gingival enlargement, osteomalacia (pain when walking) and hairiness. 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.
- fever, rash/blister in skin, bloodshot eyes, erosion in lips/mouth [toxic epidermal necrosis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
- fever, joint pain, facial erythema, easy fatigability [SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) like symptoms]
- rash, fever, lymph node swelling [hypersensitivity syndrome]
- anemic condition, generalized fatigability, sore throat [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, monocytic leukemia, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, pure red cell aplasia]
- generalized fatigability, loss of appetite, yellowness in the skin and the conjunctiva [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice]
- fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia]
- sudden fever, muscle rigidity, hands/feet tremor [malignant syndrome]
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.