Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure 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. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may enlarge your spleen, which could possibly burst. Check with your doctor right away if you are having a pain in the upper left part of your stomach or at the tip of your left shoulder.

Tell your doctor right away if you have slow heartbeat, severe, unusual tiredness or weakness, cold sweats, confusion, or dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position after you get the injection.

This medicine may cause a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain in some patients. Ask your doctor or nurse about other ways to control these side effects.