What should I watch for?
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.
If you have diabetes and are taking a medicine called an angiotensin-receptor-blocker (ARB) or angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor (ACE inhibitor), do not take this medicine. Talk to your doctor or health care professional for more information.
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.
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:
Body aches or pain
difficulty with breathing
loss of voice
unusual tiredness or weakness
Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
blood in the urine
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
loss of bladder control
loss of consciousness
lower back or side pain
pain in the groin or genitals
sharp back pain just below the ribs
swelling of the feet or lower legs
Incidence not known
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
rapid weight gain
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual weight gain or loss
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:
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.