For the treatment of duodenal and stomach ulcers, the recommended adult dose is 1 g (1 tablet or 5 mL of liquid) 4 times daily, 1 hour before meals and at bedtime, on an empty stomach. In certain cases, your doctor may suggest taking 2 g (2 tablets or 10 mL liquid) twice a day on an empty stomach. Treatment is usually for 6 to 12 weeks.
For the prevention of duodenal ulcers, the recommended adult dose is 1 g (1 tablet or 5 mL of liquid) 2 times daily, on an empty stomach. Treatment may be continued for up to 1 year.
For the prevention of bleeding due to stress ulcers in people who are critically ill, the recommended adult dose of the liquid is 1 g (5 mL) 4 to 6 times daily. Treatment is usually for not more than 14 days.
For the liquid suspension, shake well before using.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.