What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. It may take 2 to 3 months to improve your symptoms. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if you get any new symptoms. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Check with your doctor. Ask if you need to take extra vitamin B6 or a multi-vitamin while taking this medicine.
If you are taking this medicine to prevent kidney stones you need to drink plenty of water. Drink at least 2 full glasses of water at bedtime and 2 more full glasses of water during the night.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
lesions on the face, neck, scalp, and/or trunk
swollen and/or painful glands
ulcers, sores, or white spots on lips or in mouth
Bloody or cloudy urine
shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
swelling of face, feet, or lower legs
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
blisters on skin
bloody or black, tarry stools
coughing or hoarseness
difficulty in breathing, chewing, talking, or swallowing
eye pain, blurred or double vision, or any change in vision
general feeling of discomfort or illness or weakness
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on skin
redness, tenderness, itching, burning, or peeling of skin
red or irritated eyes
red, thick, or scaly skin
ringing or buzzing in the ears
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:
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.