General considerations for when and how to take this medication include the following:
- Short-acting Razadyne comes in tablet and oral solution (liquid) form. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily. Long-acting Razadyne ER comes in capsule form and is taken once daily (preferably in the morning).
- Both short-acting Razadyne and Razadyne ER should be taken with food.
- Razadyne ER capsules must be swallowed whole; do not open, break, or chew the capsules.
- Be sure to take Razadyne at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to the medicine
- Other medications you are taking
- 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 Razadyne Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Razadyne. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. 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 of this medication include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss.
(Click Razadyne Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)