What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for checks on your progress. You will need to be seen regularly. Report any unusual or severe side effects promptly.
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. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can make you more dizzy and increase flushing of the face.
If you take too much of this medicine, you may get a severe headache, chest pain, reddening of the face, jaw pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If this happens, stop taking this medicine and call your health care provider right away.
Despite receiving this medicine, your condition may worsen and you may need your dose adjusted. Call your doctor or health care professional if your condition gets worse.
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
Black, tarry stools
difficult or labored breathing
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
hives or rash
pinpoint red spots on the skin
swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, fingers, feet, or lower legs
tightness in the chest
troubled breathing or swallowing
unusual bleeding or bruising
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:
coughing or spitting up blood
difficulty opening the mouth
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
Change in taste
tongue irritation or pain
Incidence not known
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.