The dose of Ultresa your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the following factors:
- Your age and weight
- Your diet (especially how much fat you eat)
- How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Ultresa Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Ultresa can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Ultresa include but are not limited to:
(Click Ultresa Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Ultresa may react with a few other medications (see Ultresa Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Trouble swallowing capsules
- High uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia)
- A history of intestinal blockage or other bowel problems
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure, or if you are on dialysis
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ultresa and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Ultresa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Ultresa Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)