Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Check with your doctor right away if you have difficulty in breathing or swallowing, fast heartbeat, skin itching, rash, or redness, or swelling of the face, throat, or tongue.

Check with your doctor right away if you have fever, chills, bone fractures, loss of appetite, pale skin, problems with memory or walking, sore throat or tongue, or unusual tiredness or weakness. These may be symptoms of copper or iron deficiency.

This medicine may worsen your symptoms (eg, nerve problems) at the start of treatment. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about this.

During the first month of treatment, you may need to take your temperature each night. Tell your doctor if you develop a fever or skin rash.

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.