- It is used to treat some kidney problems.
- 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 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.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your child’s urine checked as you have been told by the doctor.
- Get your child an eye exam as you have been told by the doctor.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
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.
- 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 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.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Ringing in ears.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Feeling very sleepy.
- Eye pain.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Low mood (depression).
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Bad dreams.
- Change in balance.
- Feeling confused.
- A very bad skin reaction (toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if your child has signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
- Raised pressure in the brain has happened with this drug. Most of the time, this will go back to normal after this drug is stopped. Sometimes, loss of eyesight may happen and may not go away even after this drug is stopped. Call the doctor right away if your child has a headache or eyesight problems like blurred eyesight, seeing double, or loss of eyesight.
- Very bad skin problems like stretch marks, joint problems, and bone problems like broken bones and deformed bones have happened with this drug. Call the doctor right away if your child has any skin changes or bone or joint pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Not hungry.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Belly pain.
- Change in body odor.
- Bad breath.
- 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.
- Have your child swallow whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
- You may sprinkle contents of capsule on soft food or liquid. Do not let your child chew.
- Give this drug with fruit juice (not grapefruit juice).
- Give at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.
- If your child cannot take this drug without eating, have your child eat only a little bit of food 1 hour before or 1 hour after your child takes this drug.
- Always give with a little bit of food or always give on an empty stomach.
- Have your child avoid high-fat food close to when your child takes this drug.
- You may sprinkle contents of capsule on 1/2 cup (4 ounces/120 mL) of applesauce or berry jelly. The contents may also be mixed in 1/2 cup (4 ounces/120 mL) of fruit juice (not grapefruit juice). Do not let your child chew. Give within 30 minutes of mixing.
- Some other drugs may need to be given at some other time than this drug. If your child takes other drugs, check with the doctor or pharmacist to see if you need to give them to your child at some other time than this drug.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is less than 2 hours until your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If the next dose is less than 4 hours away, 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.
- 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.
- 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, 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.