Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Tell your doctor if you or your child develop pain, tenderness, changes in skin color, or swelling of foot or leg after receiving this medicine. These could be symptoms of a vein damage or thrombophlebitis.

This medicine may cause electrolyte imbalance, fluid overload, aluminum toxicity (too much aluminum in the blood), ketonemia (too much ketones in the blood), metabolic acidosis (too much acid in your blood), and hyperammonemia (too much ammonia in your blood), which may damage the brain and can be life-threatening. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.