What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Report any side effects. You will need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
Talk to your doctor about how many glasses of water to drink each day. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid dehydration.
If the capsules of this medicine is broken or opened, do not touch the capsules or the powder contents of the capsules. If the powder gets on your skin or in your eyes, wash the area well with plenty of water. Call your doctor.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. 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. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.
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:
black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
blood in the urine or stools
body aches or pain
dizziness or lightheadedness
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
loss of appetite
loss of voice
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or cramps
nausea or vomiting
no blood pressure
numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on the skin
rapid weight gain
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
unusual tiredness or weakness
Persistent non-healing sore
reddish patch or irritated area
white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area
general feeling of illness
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
rapid, shallow breathing
severe nausea or vomiting
tightness in the chest
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow skin and eyes
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.