"More Americans than ever are developing kidney stones, and the demographics of those at increased risk are changing, a study published online January 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has shown.
Administration of Drug
Tell patients to take each dose without crushing, chewing or sucking the tablet.
Tell patients to take this medicine only as directed. This is especially important if the patient is also taking both diuretics and digitalis preparations.
Tell patients to check with the doctor if there is trouble swallowing tablets or if the tablet seems to stick in the throat.
Tell patients to check with the doctor at once if tarry stools or other evidence of gastrointestinal bleeding is noticed.
Tell patients that their doctor will perform regular blood tests and electrocardiograms to ensure safety.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/21/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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