Giving Agenerase to Children and Treatment Tips

Agenerase Dosage for Children

Your child's healthcare provider will calculate the Agenerase dose based on your child's age and weight. Because Agenerase oral solution contains propylene glycol, which is dangerous in large amounts, children should be switched from the solution to capsules as soon as they can swallow capsules. For children, the medication is taken two or three times daily.
 
It is important to note that Agenerase solution and Agenerase capsules are not equivalent on a mg-per-mg basis. In other words, 50 mg of Agenerase solution is not equivalent to 50-mg capsule of Agenerase.
 

General Information on Dosing With Agenerase

Considerations for people taking Agenerase include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in the form of a capsule and an oral solution (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth two or three times daily.
     
  • You can take Agenerase with or without food. However, you should not take it with a high-fat meal, as this will decrease the absorption of Agenerase from the digestive tract.
     
  • Try to take Agenerase at the same times every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking Agenerase. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Agenerase dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     

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