What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
If you experience hot flashes or sweating while taking this medicine, avoid alcohol, smoking and drinks with caffeine. This may help to decrease these side effects.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 1 month after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Women of child-bearing potential will need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 1 month after stopping it. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.
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:
Cough or hoarseness
difficult or labored breathing
fever or chills
lower back or side pain
swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
tightness in the chest
difficult, burning, or painful urination
frequent urge to urinate
unexplained broken bones
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach pain
decreased urine output
difficulty with speaking
dilated neck veins
inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
inability to speak
itching or rash
loss of appetite
unpleasant breath odor
unusual tiredness or weakness
vomiting of blood
yellow eyes or skin
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:
general feeling of discomfort or illness
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
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.