Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away. Do not breastfeed while you are using this medicine.

Check with your doctor right away if you are having a pain in the upper left part of your abdomen or at the tip of the left shoulder. This could be a symptom of a serious side effect with the spleen.

Tell your doctor right away if you have slow heartbeat; severe, unusual tiredness or weakness; cold sweats; confusion; or dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position after you get the injection.

If you develop a skin rash, hives, swelling around the eyes, shortness of breath, or any allergic reaction to this medicine, stop taking the medicine and check with your doctor as soon as possible.

This medicine may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain in some patients. Ask your doctor or nurse about other ways to control these side effects.