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 and to check for unwanted effects.

Women are not supposed to use this medicine, especially women who are pregnant or able to become pregnant. This medicine can harm an unborn baby. It can also cause birth defects if the father is using it when his sexual partner becomes pregnant. You must use a condom together with a second effective form of birth control during therapy and for 3 months after the last dose. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause dizziness, tiredness, muscle weakness, or seizures (very rare). Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

If you are also using a medicine called a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog for your prostate cancer, continue using the 2 medicines together. Some examples of these medicines include goserelin, leuprolide, Lupron®, or Zoladex®. Do not stop using these medicines without checking with your doctor first.

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.