What should I watch for?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
To prevent dehydration, have water available to drink at all times while taking this medicine. Drink when you are thirsty, unless your doctor or healthcare professional tells you otherwise.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
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:
Abdominal or stomach pain
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
increased volume of pale, dilute urine
unexplained weight loss
unusual tiredness or weakness
Abdominal or stomach tenderness
blood in the urine
blue lips, fingernails, or skin
coughing or vomiting blood
dizziness or lightheadedness
fast, slow, irregular or shallow heartbeat
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
loss of consciousness
muscle cramps or spasms
muscle pain or stiffness
pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
pink or red urine
shortness of breath
sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
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 having a bowel movement (stool)
lack or loss of strength
Loss of appetite
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.