The effervescent tablets of this medicine are usually taken by mouth, but you can also dissolve the tablet into water. Make sure to use room temperature water, as cold water will slow the drug's action. Dissolve 2 effervescent tablets in about 4 ounces of water (about one-half cup) and drink it all at once.
Do not take more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period unless your provider tells you to do so. If you need to take more than this, call your provider right away.
If you take more than the maximum recommended dose of this medicine, it can lead to overdose or serious side effects, including liver damage. It can also cause drowsiness and dizziness, which may be more serious in children than adults.
Don't use this medication if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, a liver disorder, or are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as selegiline or phenelzine (Nardil). This combination can raise your risk for severe side effects.
This medication can also worsen your condition and cause serious side effects, such as drowsiness, vomiting, or hallucinations (seeing things that aren't real). If you have these symptoms, stop using the medication and see your provider right away.
This medication can also harm the unborn baby if it is used during pregnancy. It's best to not take this medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy. It's also best not to drink alcohol while taking this medicine, since it can cause liver problems.