What You Need to Know About Cognex
General considerations for when and how to take Cognex include the following:
- The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth four times daily.
- It is best to take Cognex on an empty stomach (between meals), since food can decrease the absorption of the drug into the body. However, if the drug bothers your stomach, talk with your healthcare provider about taking it with food (which may help with stomach upset).
- Be sure to take your dosages at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Cognex will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Cognex your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether you develop high liver enzymes due to the drug
- Other medications you may take
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Cognex Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Cognex. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- High liver enzymes
- Nausea, with or without vomiting
(Click Cognex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)