What should I watch for?
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 6 months after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Men should not father a child while taking this medicine and for 3 months after stopping it. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 2 weeks after stopping it.
This may interfere with the ability to father a child. You should talk to your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.
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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
changes in skin color
cold hands and feet
difficult or labored breathing
lower back or side pain
pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
painful or difficult urination
swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
tightness in the chest
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Black, tarry stools
fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
pain at the injection site
ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
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:
difficulty having a bowel movement
feeling sad or empty
lack or loss of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
muscle pain, spasms, cramps, or stiffness
thinning of the hair
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.