Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check you closely while you are receiving this medicine. This is to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check your progress

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You must use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. Talk to your doctor about effective birth control.

This medicine may increase your risk of developing gallstones. Call your doctor right away if you have severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). You should check your blood sugar more often while taking this medicine and then on a regular basis.

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.