How To Take:
Take fenfluramine exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes it. Do not change your dose without talking to your provider first. Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).
Fenfluramine is usually taken 2 times a day. Always use an accurate measuring spoon or syringe to make sure the amount is correct. Do not use a regular teaspoon.
Fenfluramine is best taken with food to reduce the chance of stomach upset.
Take only the amount that your provider tells you to take. If you take an extra dose, call your provider for advice. If you take a larger amount or overdose, call the poison control center (800-222-1222) or call your hospital emergency room.
Ensure your healthcare provider knows what other medications are being taken together with fenfluramine. Other medications used to treat behavior, mood, or sleep problems may affect serotonin levels in the brain. Use of these medications together with fenfluramine can increase the risk of a potentially serious reaction called serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include confusion, agitation, increased heart rate or blood pressure, tremor, muscle stiffness or twitching, fever, and diarrhea.
How To Store:
Store at room temperature (below 86oF, 30oC).
Keep away from light and moisture.
Keep all medicines out of reach of children.