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It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits, especially during the first few weeks that you use this medicine. This will allow for changes in your dose and to help reduce any side effects. Blood and urine tests may also be needed to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine may increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in patients with heart or blood vessel disease. Call your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck, pain in your legs when walking, sweating, or troubled breathing.
This medicine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away.
This medicine may cause serious types of allergic reactions, including angioedema, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, a large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals, trouble breathing or swallowing, or chest tightness while you are using this medicine.
Serious skin reactions can occur with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you have blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or skin rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills while you are using this medicine.
This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy or dizzy, or to have problems with concentration. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Tell your doctor if you have nausea or sleeping problems (trouble sleeping, or unusual dreams) while you are using this medicine. The dose of this medicine may need to be adjusted.
While you are using this medicine be careful to limit the amount of alcohol that you drink.
Sleepwalking may occur while you are using this medicine. This can sometimes lead to a behavior that is harmful to you or other people, or to property. Check with your doctor right away if you start sleepwalking.
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.