Miltefosine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 5 months after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.
This medicine has caused reduced sperm counts in some men. This may interfere with the ability to father a child. This medicine may also interfere with the ability of a woman to have a child. You should talk to your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.
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. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
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
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
- birth control pills
- certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clot