Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly to lower your cholesterol levels and to decide if you should continue to use it. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

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

Tell your doctor if you have redness, pain, tenderness, itching, or swelling at the injection site. Also, tell your doctor if you have flu-like symptoms (eg, fever, chills, joint or muscle pain, unusual tiredness or weakness) after receiving this medicine.

Drinking alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk of liver injury. It is recommended that you drink no more than one alcoholic drink per day while using this medicine.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You must use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. Talk to your doctor about effective birth control.

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 or vitamin supplements.