Precautions

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you regularly while you are using this medicine. This is to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests, colonoscopy, and gallbladder, biliary tract, and pancreas imaging may be needed to check your progress and for any problems caused by this medicine.

If you have abdominal or stomach pain, severe constipation, nausea, or vomiting, or a severe rash after using this medicine, call your doctor right away.

If you are rapidly gaining weight, having shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, extreme tiredness or weakness, irregular breathing, uneven heartbeat, or excessive swelling of the hands, wrist, ankles, or feet, check with your doctor immediately. These may be symptoms of heart problems or your body keeping too much water.

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.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a phenothiazine medicine (such as promethazine, Phenergan®, Thorazine®) or a sedative or sleeping medicine (such as alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, lorazepam, Xanax®).