What should I watch for?
Check with your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better in 2 or 3 weeks. You will need to have important blood work done while you are taking this medicine. Check your blood sugar as directed.
You may need to be on a special diet while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the foods that you eat and the vitamins that you take.
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:
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach pain
black, tarry stools
blood in the urine
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
heavier menstrual periods
loss of consciousness
pinpoint red spots on the skin
unexplained weight loss
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
urinating large amounts or urinating very little
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:
Increased hair growth, especially on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
Incidence not known
Loss of appetite
loss of taste
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.