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When and How to Take Rapaflo

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • Rapaflo comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day with a meal.
     
  • Be sure to take Rapaflo with the same meal each day. Also, do not take it on an empty stomach, as this could increase the level of the medication in your blood too much.
 
  • If you have trouble swallowing capsules, you may open the capsules and sprinkle the medication on a tablespoon of room-temperature applesauce. The applesauce and medication should be swallowed without chewing, within five minutes. Do not use hot applesauce, and follow it with a glass of cool water.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As is always the case with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Rapaflo Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Rapaflo

As with any medicine, Rapaflo may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
(Click Rapaflo Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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