- Liver problems have happened. Call the doctor right away if your child gets signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Your child will be closely watched by the doctor.
- If your child has liver disease, talk with the doctor.
- This drug may cause birth defects if your child takes it during pregnancy.
- Do not let your child take this drug if she is pregnant. A pregnancy test will be done to show that your child is NOT pregnant before starting this drug.
- A pregnancy test will be done every month during care and for 1 month after care ends.
- Have your child use 2 kinds of birth control to prevent pregnancy during care and for 1 month after care ends.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Be sure your child uses some other kind of birth control also, like a condom, when taking this drug.
- If your child gets pregnant while taking this drug or within 1 month after the last dose, call the doctor right away.
- Your child may only get this drug through a special program. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has liver disease or raised liver enzymes.
- If your child is taking any of these drugs: Cyclosporine or glyburide.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Be sure your child does not breast-feed a baby while taking this drug.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- Do not stop giving this drug to your child all of a sudden without calling the doctor. Signs of high pressure in the lungs like shortness of breath, dizziness, or weakness may get worse. Talk with the doctor.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- A very bad and sometimes deadly reaction has happened with this drug. Most of the time, this reaction has signs like fever, rash, or swollen glands with problems in body organs like the liver, kidney, blood, heart, muscles and joints, or lungs. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may affect being able to father a child. It is not known how long this effect lasts. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child starts puberty while taking this drug, talk with your child’s doctor. Your child may be able to get pregnant, even if she has not started her menstrual period.
If your child is or may be sexually active:
- If your child misses her period, has unprotected sex, or thinks that her birth control has not worked, call the doctor right away.
Tablets for suspension:
- If your child has phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your child’s doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Joint pain.
- Nose irritation.
- Signs of a common cold.
- Give this drug with or without food.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Keep giving this drug to your child as you have been told by your child’s doctor or other health care provider, even if your child feels well.
Tablets for suspension:
- Mix with water as you have been told before your child drinks.
- The tablets may be broken in half. Do not break into quarters.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Tablets for suspension:
- If you have broken tablets, store the tablet pieces in the opened blister for up to 7 days.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.