What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.
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.
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:
Severe skin rash
Abdominal or stomach pain
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
mood or mental changes
unexplained weight loss
unusual tiredness or weakness
Back, leg, or stomach pains
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
difficulty with breathing
general body swelling
joint or muscle pain
loss of appetite
red skin lesions often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Incidence not known
Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
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:
Mild or moderate rash
Burning or prickling sensation around the mouth
Incidence not known
increased fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
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.