- It is used to ease pain.
- It is used to treat drug addiction and withdrawal.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- 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.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- This drug may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- Misuse or abuse of this drug can lead to overdose and death.
- Your child will be watched closely to make sure your child does not misuse, abuse, or become addicted to this drug.
- Do not give your child more of this drug than what the doctor told you to give. Giving more of this drug than you are told may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
- Talk with the doctor before giving your child other drugs and natural products that may slow your child’s actions.
- If your child drinks grapefruit juice or eats grapefruit often, talk with your child’s doctor.
- 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.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, have your child get up slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Have your child be extra careful climbing stairs.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Do not stop giving this drug to your child all of a sudden without calling the doctor. Your child may have a greater risk of signs of withdrawal. If your child needs to stop this drug, you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by the doctor.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- Do not give this drug with other strong pain drugs or pain patches without talking to your child’s doctor first.
- Keep away from children. Accidental exposure may cause death. If a child takes this drug by accident, get medical help right away.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Using this drug for a long time during pregnancy may lead to withdrawal in the newborn baby. This can be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give to a child younger than 16 years of age.
- This drug may cause withdrawal symptoms if you are dependent or addicted to narcotics. Talk with your doctor.
- If your child has been taking this drug for a long time or at high doses, it may not work as well and your child may need higher doses to get the same effect. This is known as tolerance. Call the doctor if this drug stops working well. Do not give more than ordered.
- 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 or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- 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.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
- Too much sweat.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
- Very hard stools (constipation).
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- Fever or chills.
- Sore throat.
- Change in balance.
- Mood changes.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Extra muscle action or slow movement.
- Slurred speech.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
- Change in eyesight.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Trouble speaking.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Memory problems or loss.
- Very bad headache.
- Feeling very sleepy.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Belly pain.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Give this drug at the same time of day.
- It is given as a shot.
- Your child’s doctor may teach you how to give the shot.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Follow how to give closely if you or a family member is giving the shot at home.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Do not let your child chew or swallow.
- Place under your child’s tongue and let melt all the way before swallowing. Do not let your child chew, suck, or swallow the tablet.
- Do not let your child eat, drink, smoke, or talk while this drug is melting.
- Give this drug by mouth only. Very bad and sometimes deadly side effects may happen if this drug is injected.
- 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.
- Most of the time, this drug will be given in a hospital or doctor’s office. If stored at home, follow how to store as you were told by the doctor.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- 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, 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.