Precautions

It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits. This will allow your to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. Blood tests will 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 and for 5 months after the last dose of this medicine. If you think you have become pregnant while using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

You must have a negative urine or blood pregnancy test before you will be allowed to take this medicine. If you miss a period while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Vomiting or diarrhea may occur while taking this medicine. These side effects may prevent birth control pills from working properly. You may use other forms of birth control include condoms, diaphragms, or contraceptive foams or jellies.

Serious skin reactions can occur with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have blistering, peeling, or loose skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or skin rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills while you are using this medicine.