What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups to monitor your condition.
Do not use this drug if you are pregnant. Serious side effects to an unborn child are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
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:
shortness of breath
swelling of the feet or lower legs
Continuing or severe nervousness
dizziness or lightheadedness
pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
severe and sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
severe, sudden headache
sudden loss of coordination
sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
dilated neck veins
increased need to urinate
painful or difficult urination
passing urine more often
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
white or brownish vaginal discharge
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:
hot flashes (sudden sweating and feeling of warmth)
loss of appetite or weight loss
skin rash or itching
spinning or whirling sensation causing loss of balance
stomach pain or upset
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.