What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor will need to exam the inside of your nose before you start using the medicine and periodically during use.
Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.
Be sure that you get at least 1000 mg of calcium and 400 I.U. of vitamin D while you are taking this medicine. This will help the medicine work better. Ask your doctor or health care provider for good nutrition advice.
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:
Crusting, patches, or sores inside the nose
dryness, itching, redness, swelling, tenderness, or other signs of nasal irritation not present before use of this medicine
headaches (severe or continuing)
Bloody or cloudy urine
difficult, burning, or painful urination
difficulty with breathing or wheezing (severe)
frequent urge to urinate
loss of sense of smell
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach cramps
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
difficulty with swallowing
muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
pain or tightness in the chest
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
rapid weight gain
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
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:
Less common or rare
Abdominal or stomach pain
burning, dry, or itching eyes
unusual tearing of the eyes
Incidence not known
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
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.