- It is used to treat or prevent gout attacks.
- It is used to treat familial Mediterranean fever.
- 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.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Kidney disease or liver disease.
- If your child has liver or kidney problems and takes certain other drugs. Very bad and sometimes deadly side effects have happened in these people. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- 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.
- Avoid giving your child grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
- This drug may have unsafe effects on the bone marrow. The bone marrow may not be able to make cells found in the blood as well as it used to for a few weeks. This may raise the chance of bleeding or infection. Talk with the doctor.
- Deadly overdoses have happened with this drug in adults and children. Keep away from children. Do not give more than you were told to give. If this drug is taken by accident, call your poison control center or get medical care 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.
- This drug is not approved to treat gout attacks. If your child has a gout attack while taking this drug, talk with the doctor.
- 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.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very loose stools (diarrhea).
- Very bad belly pain.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Pale skin.
- Very bad muscle problems may happen with this drug. This can also lead to kidney problems. Tell the doctor if your child has muscle pain or weakness, especially if your child feels very tired or weak or has a fever. Tell the doctor if your child is not able to pass urine or has a change in how much urine is passed.
- Belly pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor. Do not give more than you were told to give.
- Give this drug with or without food.
- 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.
- To treat a gout attack, this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- 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.
- 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.
- This drug comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time this drug is refilled. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with the 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.