Precautions

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It is important that your doctor check you and your child's progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and that the colitis is cleared up completely. Blood, urine, and hearing tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

If you or your child's symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Check with your doctor right away if you or your child have blood in the urine, change in the frequency of urination or amount of urine, difficulty with breathing, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the feet or lower legs, or weakness during and after treatment with this medicine. These may be signs of a serious kidney problem.

Check with your doctor right away if you have sudden decrease in hearing or loss of hearing, which may be accompanied by dizziness and ringing in the ears. Tell your doctor if you or your child have dizziness or lightheadedness, feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings, or sensation of spinning. These may be symptoms of damage to your hearing or sense of balance.

This medicine may cause serious skin reactions, including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), and linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD). Check with your doctor right away if you have black, tarry stools, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, chest pain, chills, cough, diarrhea, fever, itching, joint or muscle pain, painful or difficult urination, red irritated eyes, red skin lesions, often with a purple center, sore throat, sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips, swollen glands, trouble breathing, unusual bleeding or bruising, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

If you are taking this medicine for diarrhea caused by other antibiotics, do not take any other diarrhea medicine without first checking with your doctor. Other medicines for diarrhea may make your diarrhea worse or make it last longer.

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.

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