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It is very important that the doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it.
This medicine may increase triglyceride levels in the blood which may cause serious heart problems. Your doctor may check your triglycerides or fatty acids in the blood before using this medicine.
Your doctor may want to measure the cholesterol levels in your blood on a regular basis to make sure this medicine is working properly. Be sure to keep all of your appointments. You will also need to check your blood sugar regularly at home.
Do not stop using this medicine without first checking with your doctor. When you stop using this medicine, your blood cholesterol and sugar levels may increase again.
This medicine can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The symptoms of low blood sugar must be treated before they lead to unconsciousness (passing out). People may feel different symptoms with a low blood sugar. It is important that you learn which symptoms you get when your blood sugar is low. The symptoms of low blood sugar include: anxiety, behavior change similar to being drunk, blurred vision, cold sweats, confusion, cool, pale skin, difficulty with thinking, drowsiness, excessive hunger, a fast heartbeat, continuing headache, nausea, nervousness, nightmares, restless sleep, shakiness, slurred speech, and unusual tiredness or weakness.
If you have any symptoms of low blood sugar, check your blood sugar level right away. If needed, you can eat glucose tablets or gel, corn syrup, honey, or sugar cubes, or you can drink fruit juice, a non-diet soft drink, or sugar dissolved in water.
Check with your doctor right away if you have sudden and severe stomach pain, chills, constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, or lightheadedness. These may be symptoms of acute pancreatitis.
This medicine can cause constipation, and for some people this can be very uncomfortable. If you have problems with severe constipation while using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
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.
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