See also Warning section.
Read and follow all directions on the product package before taking this medication. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed, or as directed by your doctor. This medication can be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
If you are using the liquid form, carefully measure the dose using a medication-measuring device or spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If your liquid is a suspension, shake the container well before measuring each dose.
If you are using chewable tablets, chew each tablet thoroughly before swallowing.
Dosage is based on age and weight. Check the package label to find the correct dose.
Improper use of this medication (abuse) may result in serious harm (e.g., brain damage, seizure, death). Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed.
If you are treating yourself or a child for fever, consult your doctor immediately if the fever worsens or lasts more than 3 days. If the child has sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, rash, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly.
If your condition persists for more than 7 days, if it worsens, if you develop new symptoms, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.