What should I watch for?
It may take 8 weeks to notice the full benefit from this medicine.
You may need to limit your intake tea, coffee, caffeinated sodas, and alcohol. These drinks may make your symptoms worse.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her.
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:
bloody or cloudy urine
difficult, burning, or painful urination
frequent urge to urinate
lower back or side pain
pounding in the ears
slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
decrease in vision
lower abdominal or stomach pain
nausea or vomiting
pain in the groin or genitals
tearing or eyes
Incidence not known
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
decrease in the frequency of urination
decrease in urine volume
difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
joint or muscle pain
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
unusual tiredness or weakness
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:
Abdominal or stomach pain
body aches or pain
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
difficulty with breathing
difficulty with moving
loss of voice
stuffy or runny nose
Acid or sour stomach
burning feeling in the chest or stomach
full or bloated feeling
hives or welts
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
pressure in the stomach
redness of the skin
shortness of breath or troubled breathing
stomach discomfort or upset
swelling of the lips
tenderness in the stomach area
thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor
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.