Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

Receiving this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. It may also cause birth defects if the father is receiving it when his sexual partner becomes pregnant. Female patients should use an effective form of birth control for 6 months to keep from getting pregnant after receiving the medicine. Male patients who have female partners should use effective birth control for 3 months after implantation with this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant following implantation of this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause seizures after the surgical procedure. Call your doctor if you have symptoms of seizures after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may cause an increased pressure in the head (intracranial hypertension). Tell your doctor right away if you have a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, or any change in vision after receiving the implant.

This medicine may cause a brain infection called meningitis. Tell your doctor right away if you have a severe headache, confusion, drowsiness, nausea, a general feeling of illness, or a stiff neck.

Some men receiving this medicine have become infertile (unable to have children). If you plan to have children, talk to your doctor before receiving this medicine.