Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during therapy and for 2 weeks after the last dose of this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Check with your doctor right away if diarrhea occurs while taking this medicine. You may need medicines to help manage or prevent the diarrhea.

Skin reactions (eg, acne, rash, or skin redness) may occur while you are using this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you develop severe skin reactions, such as blistering or peeling of the skin, or severe rash. Also, avoid overexposing your skin to sunlight. Always use sunscreen or sun blocking lotions and wear protective clothing and hats while you are using this medicine.

Check with your doctor right away if you start having breathing problems, shortness of breath, a cough, chest pain, fever, or chills. These could be symptoms of a serious lung problem.

Check with your doctor right away if you have pain or tenderness in the upper stomach, pale stools, dark urine, a loss of appetite, nausea, unusual tiredness or weakness, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.

Check with your doctor immediately if you have vision changes, such as blurred vision, difficulty reading, or eye pain, irritation, or swelling, during or after treatment. Your doctor may want you to have your eyes checked by an eye doctor. Also, tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses.

Check with your doctor right away if you have trouble breathing, cough, fast or uneven heartbeat, rapid weight gain, swelling of your ankles or legs, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal (eg, St. John's wort) or vitamin supplements.