What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
This medicine may make you feel flushed, faint, dizzy, or weak on your first dose. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about birth control. Call your doctor right away if you think that you may be pregnant.
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:
black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
blood in eye
body aches or pain
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
difficult or labored breathing
dryness or soreness of throat
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
large amount of cholesterol in the blood
loss of appetite
mood or mental changes
muscle spasms [tetany] or twitching seizures
nausea or vomiting
rapid weight gain
redness in whites of eyes
shortness of breath
tender, swollen glands in neck
tightness in chest
tingling of hands or feet
trouble in swallowing
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes or skin
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
General feeling of discomfort or illness
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:
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.