It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during treatment with this medicine and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
This medicine may decrease bone mineral density when used for a long time. A low bone mineral density can cause weak bones or osteoporosis. If you have any questions about this, talk to your doctor.
This medicine may increase the amount of cholesterol and fat in the blood. If this happens, your doctor may give you medicine to lower the cholesterol and fat in the blood.
This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or tired than they are normally. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.