When and How to Take It
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Tracleer include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
- You can take your doses with or without food. Try taking Tracleer with food if it upsets your stomach.
- Tracleer should be taken in the morning and evening. Try to take it at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medicine in your blood.
- Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication unless your healthcare provider tells you it is okay to do so. Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of Tracleer in your bloodstream.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
The dose of Tracleer your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight
- Other medications you are taking
- Whether you develop certain side effects.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tracleer Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of Tracleer
Just like any medicine, Tracleer can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will have problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Tracleer include but are not limited to:
- Respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Swelling due to fluid retention (edema), usually in the legs, ankles, and feet
- Chest pain.
(Click Tracleer Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)