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When and How to Take It

General considerations to keep in mind when taking Flumadine include the following:
 
  • Flumadine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day.
     
  • You can take it with food or on an empty stomach. If the drug seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.

 

  • For small children or others who cannot swallow tablets, your pharmacist can make a liquid form of Flumadine using the tablets. This suspension should be shaken before each dose.

  

  • For treating the flu, Flumadine works better the earlier it is started. Ideally, it should be started within 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Whether you are treating or preventing the flu
  • Your age
  • Your kidney and liver function
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Flumadine Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Flumadine

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Flumadine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Flumadine include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Flumadine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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