General considerations for when and how to take Doral include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
- Doral can be taken with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Doral may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Doral Abuse).
The dose of Doral your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Doral Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Doral. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Daytime drowsiness
(Click Doral Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)