Precautions

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It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to make sure the medicine is working properly and to change the dose as needed. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Report any signs of an infection or reaction at the catheter site to your doctor right away. Also, if you develop a sudden fever, check with your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause your blood pressure to decrease, which can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Avoid getting overheated during exercise or hot weather while you are using this medicine. Saunas, hot baths, or sunbathing may make you feel dizzy or faint if you get overheated.

This medicine may increase your risk of bleeding. Be extra careful to avoid injuries. Stay away from rough sports or other situations where you could be bruised, cut, or injured. Gently brush and floss your teeth. Be careful when using sharp objects, including razors and fingernail clippers.

Do not suddenly stop using this medicine. Stopping the medicine suddenly may worsen the symptoms of your condition, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor first before stopping it completely.

Your doctor may want you to carry a medical identification card stating that you are using this medicine in case of emergencies.

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.