What should I watch for?
It can take several days before your stomach pain gets better. Check with your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better, or if it gets worse.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
general feeling of tiredness and weakness
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
rapid weight gain
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual weight gain or loss
yellow eyes and skin
continuing ulcers or sores in the mouth
difficulty with breathing
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Back, leg, or stomach pains
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
blood in the urine or stools
bloody, black, or tarry stools
change in consciousness
confusion about identity, place, person, and time
continuing nausea or vomiting
difficulty with swallowing
general body swelling
greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
increase in the frequency of seizures
joint or muscle pain
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
loss of appetite
loss of consciousness
mood or mental changes
muscle cramp, pain, or stiffness
muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
no blood pressure
pinpoint red spots on the skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
tightness in the chest
unpleasant breath odor
unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
vomiting of blood
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:
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
change in taste
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.