What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are taking this medicine over a prolonged period, carry an identification card with your name and address, the type and dose of your medicine, and your doctor's name and address.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have taken this medicine within the last twelve months.
Ask your doctor or health care professional about your diet. You may need to lower the amount of salt you eat.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in emotions or moods
- changes in vision
- eye pain
- signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination
- signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine
- slow growth in children (if used for longer periods of time)
- swelling of ankles, feet
- trouble sleeping
- unusually weak or tired
- weak bones (if used for longer periods of time)
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?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- amphotericin B
- aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
- certain medicines for diabetes, like glipizide or glyburide
- cholinesterase inhibitors
- female hormones, like estrogens and birth control pills
- NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen