Oleptro

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually at bedtime.
     
  • You should take this product on an empty stomach.
     
  • Do not crush, chew, or dissolve the extended-release tablets, as this will cause the medication to be released too quickly. You must swallow them whole. You may cut or break the tablets in half along the score line, if necessary, to achieve the proper dose (this will not interfere with the extended-release properties of the tablets).
     
  • Make sure to take this medicine at the same time each day, to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not suddenly stop taking it, as withdrawal symptoms could occur.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Oleptro that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to Oleptro
  • 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 Oleptro Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Oleptro

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

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