Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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.

Do not use this medicine together with gemfibrozil (Lopid®). Using these medicines together may increase your chance for more serious side effects.

Check with your doctor right away if you have blue lips and fingernails, chest pain, coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum, difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing, pale skin, increased sweating, or swelling in the legs and ankles. These may be symptoms of pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs).

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.