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What is the dosing in the starter pak?

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mitjason 9 Feb 2010

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

* For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
o For Parkinson's disease:
+ Adults—At first, 2 milligrams (mg) once a day for 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 24 mg per day.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

* For oral dosage form (tablets):
o For Parkinson's disease:
+ Adults—At first, 0.25 milligrams (mg) three times a day. Your doctor will increase your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 24 mg a day.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
o For Restless Legs Syndrome:
+ Adults—At first, 0.25 mg once a day, 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. Your doctor will increase your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 4 mg a day.
+ Children—Use and dose must be determined by your docto

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