What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her.
Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.
If you are diabetic, this medicine may increase your blood sugar levels. Check with your doctor or health care professional before you change the dose of your diabetic medicine.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
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 or stools
decreased urine output
fast or irregular heartbeats
loss of appetite
loss of consciousness
muscle pain or cramps
nausea or vomiting
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
pain in the groin or genitals
pain in the lower back or side
pinpoint red spots on the skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
rapid or unusual weight gain
sharp back pain just below the ribs
shortness of breath
swelling of the face, ankles, feet, or hands
tightness in the chest
unpleasant breath odor
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
vomiting of blood
weakness or heaviness of the legs
yellow eyes or skin
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
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:
Incidence not known
Increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
redness or other discoloration of the skin
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.