Some considerations for when and how to take Parnate include:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually two or three times a day.
- You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Parnate should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Parnate will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Parnate that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your Parnate dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Parnate Dosage for more information about dosing for Parnate.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Parnate. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When Parnate side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by your healthcare provider. Serious side effects of Parnate are less common.
Some of the side effects of Parnate include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Drowsiness or insomnia
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth (see Parnate and Dry Mouth)
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Anxiety or agitation.
(Click Parnate Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of Parnate, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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