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Emflaza Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in emotions or moods
  • changes in vision
  • eye pain
  • signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination
  • signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine
  • slow growth in children (if used for longer periods of time)
  • swelling of ankles, feet
  • trouble sleeping
  • weak bones (if used for longer periods of time)

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

What may interact with this drug?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

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