Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This medicine may worsen the condition of patients with heart disease or heart rhythm problems. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain or tightness, decreased urine output, dilated neck veins, extreme fatigue, irregular heartbeat, swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs, troubled breathing, or weight gain. You might also feel dizzy or faint, or you might have a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat.

Tell your doctor right away if you have a cough, trouble breathing, chest tightness, or any type of breathing problem with this medicine. These could be symptoms of a serious lung problem.

This medicine may cause blurred or decreased vision, especially at night and in patients with eye problems. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

This medicine may cause kidney or gallbladder problems. Check with your doctor right away if you have severe nausea or vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain, itchy skin, light-colored stools, yellow eyes or skin, bloody or cloudy urine, or pain in the lower back or side.

Drink plenty of water, especially if you have excessive sweating, to prevent dehydration.

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.