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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it.
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control (eg, condoms, a diaphragm, contraceptive foam, or jelly) to keep from getting pregnant during therapy and for 4 months after the last dose of this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you plan to have children. Some women who use this medicine have become infertile (unable to have children).
This medicine may cause heart problems, including heart failure. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain, decreased urine output, uneven heartbeat, swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs, troubled breathing, or rapid weight gain while using this medicine.
Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, loss of vision, or any other change in vision occurs during treatment. This could be a sign of a serious eye problem. Your doctor will want you to have your eyes checked by an eye doctor.
Tell your doctor right away if you have a cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, or any type of breathing problem while being treated with this medicine.
Check with your doctor right away if you have a severe skin rash, acne, or redness, swelling, peeling, or tenderness of the hands or feet. These maybe symptoms of a serious skin problem.
You will also need to have your blood pressure measured before starting this medicine and while you are using it. If you notice any change to your recommended blood pressure, call your doctor right away. Symptoms of high blood pressure are blurred vision, severe headache, slow or fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, or dizziness.