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 and nerve tests (neurological exam) before and during treatment may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Check with your doctor right away if you are having burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations in the arms, hands, legs, or feet. These could be symptoms of a condition called peripheral neuropathy.

Taking this medicine may decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. Your doctor may monitor this periodically during therapy.

This medicine may cause or worsen hand tremors (trembling or shaking of the hands). Tell your doctor right away if you develop new hand tremors or worsening of existing hand tremors while using this medicine.

Diarrhea is the most common side effect for people taking miglustat. Your doctor may give you another medicine (anti-diarrheal) to help treat diarrhea if it is a problem for you. Your doctor may also recommend changes to your diet. You may also lose weight when you start treatment with miglustat.