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General Information on Your Betapace Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Betapace include the following:
 
  • Betapace comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth one to three times a day.
     
  • If necessary, your pharmacist can make a syrup using the tablets. This is especially useful for young children who cannot swallow tablets.
     
  • You can take a Betapace dose either with a meal or on an empty stomach.
     
  • Betapace should always be started within a hospital or a similar facility, where the heart can be continuously monitored until you have reached a steady dosage for at least three days.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Betapace will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Betapace, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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