Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely at regular visits to see if the medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for any unwanted effects.

Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. If you are a woman who can get pregnant, your doctor may do tests to make sure you are not pregnant before starting this medicine. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during treatment with this medicine and for at least 3 months after the last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may increase your risk of having blood clots (eg, deep vein thrombosis, ischemic strokes, portal vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus). Check with your doctor right away if you have pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves, trouble breathing, severe, sudden headache, slurred speech, sudden loss of coordination, sudden, severe weakness or numbness in arm or leg, or vision changes.

Call your doctor right away if you have blurred vision, dizziness, nervousness, headache, pounding in the ears, or slow or fast heartbeat. These may be symptoms of high blood pressure.

This medicine may cause blood problems, including extramedullary hematopoietic masses (EMH). Check with your doctor right away if you have severe back pain, numbness, weakness, or loss of voluntary movement in the feet, legs, hands, or arms, or loss of bowel or bladder control.

Some women who use this medicine have become infertile (unable to have children). Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you plan to have children.