Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Using this medicine may increase your risk of having a condition called differentiation syndrome, which may be life-threatening. It may occur within 1 day and up to 3 months after treatment with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you start to have a fever, cough, trouble breathing, swelling of the arms or legs or around the neck, groin, or underarms, rapid weight gain, or bone pain.
This medicine may also cause a serious reaction called tumor lysis syndrome (TLS). Call your doctor right away if you have a change in how much or how often you urinate, rapid weight gain, muscle or joint pain, swelling of the feet or lower legs, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any changes to your heart rhythm. You might feel dizzy or faint, or you might have a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat. Make sure your doctor knows if you had a heart rhythm problem, including QT prolongation.
Contact your doctor immediately if fever, rash, joint pain, sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs, or inability to move the arms and legs occurs. These could be symptoms of an autoimmune syndrome where the body attacks itself.
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.