What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
This medicine is intended to be used in addition to a healthy diet and exercise. The best results are achieved this way. This medicine is only indicated for short-term use. Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dose without advice from your doctor or health care professional.
Interactions with Medications
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
feeling lightheaded or faint
hives or welts
mood or other mental changes
numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
redness of skin
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
trembling of the hands or feet
trouble with sleeping
trouble with thinking, speaking, or walking
unable to sleep
unusual feeling of excitement
Chest discomfort or pain
feeling sad or empty
lack of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
severe mental changes
shortness of breath
swelling of the feet or lower legs
trouble with concentrating
trouble with breathing
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
change in consciousness
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
loss of consciousness
muscle cramps or spasms
muscle pain or stiffness
physical attempt to injure oneself
pounding in the ears
rapid, shallow breathing
severe anxiety or feeling of panic
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Decrease in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
decreased interest in sexual intercourse
inability to have or keep an erection
increase in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
increased interest in sexual intercourse
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.