This medicine is an antifungal agent used to treat a type of fungal infection of the scalp (tinea capitis) in patients 4 years of age and older.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. AN ADDITIONAL PATIENT LEAFLET IS AVAILABLE with this medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this information. TAKE THIS MEDICINE by mouth with food. Hold the packet with the cut line on top and shake it gently to settle the contents. Open the packet by tearing along the cut line (or using scissors to cut across the line). Sprinkle all of the medicine from the packet over a spoonful of soft, non-acidic food (eg, pudding, mashed potatoes). Do NOT use applesauce or a fruit-based food. Mix the medicine with the food and swallow the mixture right away. Do NOT crush or chew the medicine before swallowing. Do NOT store the mixture for future use. IF 2 PACKETS ARE NEEDED FOR YOUR DOSE, you may mix the contents of 2 packets with 1 spoonful of food. You may also mix each packet separately on its own spoonful of food. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and away from pets. TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking this medicine for the full course of treatment (usually 6 weeks) even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT take 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, flecainide, propafenone), anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), beta-blockers (eg, metoprolol), cimetidine, cyclosporine, dextromethorphan, fluconazole, ketoconazole, monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors (eg, selegiline), rifampin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine), St. John's wort, tamoxifen, theophylline, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline, desipramine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including a weakened immune system, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problems, lupus, psoriasis, blood problems (eg, anemia), or alcohol abuse or dependence. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have liver problems. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include cough, diarrhea, feeling of fullness, gas, headache, indigestion, mild stomach pain, nausea, symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (eg, mild sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing), or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience mental or mood changes (eg, depression, restlessness, sadness or worthlessness); mouth sores; new or worsening symptoms of lupus (eg, butterfly-shaped rash on the face, joint pain, seizures, skin color changes, unusual sensitivity to the sun); pale skin or nail beds; red, blistered, peeling, or swollen skin; severe muscle or joint pain or tenderness; severe or persistent stomach pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); sleep problems; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat); symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine; loss of appetite; pale stools; unexplained, persistent nausea; vomiting; yellowing of the skin or eyes); unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; or vision or hearing changes. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; swollen lymph glands; or unusual hoarseness. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, frequent urination, rash, severe headache or nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.