What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your blood sugar and other tests will be measured regularly.
This medicine is only part of a total cholesterol or blood sugar-lowering program. Your health care professional or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.
If you are taking this medicine for diabetes, wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
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:
cool, pale skin
dry or sore throat
general feeling of discomfort or illness
loss of appetite
muscle aches or pain
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
tender, swollen glands in the neck
trouble with sleeping
trouble with swallowing
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Bleeding after defecation
difficulty with swallowing
pain or discomfort in the chest
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pressure in the stomach
severe stomach pain
swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
unable to swallow saliva
uncomfortable swelling around the anus
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:
Acid or sour stomach
full or bloated feeling
pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
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.