What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. 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. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
collection of blood under the skin
coughing up blood
deep, dark purple bruise
difficulty in breathing or swallowing
feeling of heat
flushing, redness of the skin
increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
prolonged bleeding from cuts
red or black, tarry stools
red or dark brown urine
unusually warm skin
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
swelling around the eyes
tightness in the chest
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:
difficulty in moving
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
difficulty having a bowel movement
general feeling of discomfort or illness
pressure in the stomach
stomach discomfort or upset
swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
Incidence not known
Abnormal dreams and nightmares
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.