What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact them.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.
This medicine may make you feel confused, dizzy or lightheaded. Drinking alcohol and taking some medicines can make this worse. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not sit or stand up quickly.
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:
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach cramping, burning, or tenderness
bloody or black, tarry stools
clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
cough or hoarseness
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
difficulty with swallowing
dimpling of the breast skin
fast or irregular heartbeat
fever with or without chills
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
lump in the breast or under the arm
muscle pain or cramps
muscle spasms or twitching
painful or difficult urination
persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
pinpoint red spots on the skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness or swelling of the breast
severe stomach pain
shakiness and unsteady walk
sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
swelling of the face, fingers, feet, ankles, or lower legs
swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
tightness in the chest
unpleasant breath odor
unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
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
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
weakness or heaviness of the legs
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:
Incidence not known
Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
hair loss or thinning of the hair
sores, welting, or blisters
swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
unusual dullness or feeling of sluggishness
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.