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It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you are receiving this medicine. This is to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), and gallbladder ultrasound may be needed to check your progress.
This medicine may cause low levels of cortisol in the blood (hypocortisolism). Tell your doctor right away if you have weakness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.
This medicine may raise your blood sugar. You should check your blood sugar more often during the first 2 to 3 months you use this medicine, and then on a regular basis.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any changes to your heart rhythm. You might feel dizzy or faint, or you might have a slow, fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat. Make sure your doctor knows if you or anyone in your family has ever had a heart rhythm problem such as QT prolongation.
This medicine may cause gallstones. Check with your doctor right away if you have severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting.
Check with your doctor right away if you have more than one of these symptoms while you are using this medicine: darkening of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, loss of appetite, mental depression, nausea, skin rash, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.
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.