The dose of Viokace your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the following factors:
- Your weight
- You 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.
Just like any medicine, Viokace 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 Viokace include but are not limited to:
- Bile tract stones
- Anal itching.
(Click Viokace Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Trouble swallowing tablets
- 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:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.