What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
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:
feeling sad or empty
lack of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
thoughts of killing oneself
Body aches or pain
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
difficulty with breathing
fever or chills
loss of voice
runny or stuffy nose
tightness in the chest
unsteadiness or awkwardness
unusual tiredness or weakness
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach discomfort
bloody or cloudy urine
fast, shallow breathing
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
muscle pain or cramps
muscle tenderness, wasting, or weakness
pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
rapid weight gain
swelling of the face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs
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
difficulty with moving
pain in the joints
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
stomach discomfort or upset
Incidence not known
Lack or loss of strength
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.