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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This medication is used to treat certain types of mental or emotional conditions.

How To Use

Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Initially, your dose may be increased gradually to find the proper amount for you. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

Stomach upset, nausea, change in appetite, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, dizziness and sweating may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects reported include restlessness, dry skin, sun sensitivity, flushing, dry mouth, weight gain or increased thirst. If any of these effects become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop any of these effects while taking this medication: rapid heartbeat, vomiting, skin rash, mental confusion, hallucinations, muscle spasms, tingling or numbness of the arms and legs, difficulty moving, blurred vision, yellowing eyes or skin, drooling, unusual weakness. This medication may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages which can aggravate these effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: seizure disorder, glaucoma, urinary trouble, heart disease, thyroid disease, kidney disease, liver disease, psychiatric illness, any allergies. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, especially of: phenytoin, tetracycline antibiotics, narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include twitching of the face or tongue, loss of balance, uncontrolled movements of arms and legs, and difficulty speaking and swallowing.


It may take two to three weeks before the full effects of this medication are observed.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.