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It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits, especially during the first few weeks of treatment, to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Before you have any kind of medical tests, surgery, dental treatment, or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are using this medicine.

Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) may occur if you have a fever or infection. Symptoms of high blood sugar include blurred vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, flushed and dry skin, a fruit-like breath odor, increased frequency and amount of urination, ketones in the urine, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, rapid and deep breathing, tiredness, or unusual thirst. If symptoms of high blood sugar occur, check your blood sugar level and call your doctor for instructions.

Symptoms of both low blood sugar and high blood sugar must be corrected before they progress to a more serious condition. In either situation, check with your doctor immediately.

Do not take any other medicine, unless prescribed or approved by your doctor, since some may interfere with this medicine's effects. This especially includes over-the-counter (OTC) or nonprescription medicine such as that for colds, cough, asthma, hay fever, or appetite control.