What should I watch for?
This drug may make you feel generally unwell. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 20 months after stopping it. Women of child-bearing potential will need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. This medicine can cause severe birth defects or death 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 or for 20 months after stopping it.
Men should not father a child while taking this medicine. Men must use a latex condom during sexual contact with a woman while taking this medicine and for 8 months after you stop taking this medicine. A latex condom is needed even if you have had a vasectomy. Contact your doctor right away if your partner becomes pregnant. Do not donate sperm while taking this medicine and for at least 8 months after you stop taking this medicine.
Do not give blood while taking the medicine and for 20 months after completion of treatment to avoid exposing pregnant women to the medicine through the donated blood.
You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- signs and symptoms of muscle injury like dark urine; trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine; unusually weak or tired; muscle pain or side or back pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
What may interact with this drug?
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
- certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole
- certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- stomach acid blockers like cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine, or omeprazole
- St. John's Wort