When and How to Take It
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Karbinal ER include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an extended-release oral suspension (a liquid). It is usually taken by mouth twice a day, with 12 hours between doses.
- Karbinal ER can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it bothers your stomach.
- Make sure to shake the bottle well before measuring your dose. This ensures the medicine is mixed well.
- You should use an accurately marked measuring device, such as an oral syringe, medicine cup, or measuring spoon, to measure out your dose. A regular household spoon will not be accurate enough.
- Your pharmacist can provide you with an appropriate measuring device for taking this medication, and can show you how to measure the correct dosage.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
The dose of Karbinal ER your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on a few factors, including:
- Your age
- Your weight
- The severity of your symptoms
- How you respond to the medicine.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Karbinal ER Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of Karbinal ER
As with any medicine, Karbinal ER can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. 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.
Some of the most common Karbinal ER side effects include but are not limited to:
- Sedation (a calming effect)
- Problems with coordination.
(Click Karbinal ER Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)