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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have mental illness, talk with healthcare provider.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.
• Decreased night vision. Use caution when driving or doing other tasks that require clear vision. Keep work area well lit.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Breast enlargement.
• Breast tenderness.
• Skin irritation.
• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.
• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is usually reversible.
• Liver damage can rarely occur.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.
• Severe nausea or vomiting.
• Severe swelling or pain of hands or feet.
• Severe belly pain.
• If you are planning to harm yourself or the desire to harm yourself increases.
• Not able to eat.
• Feeling extremely tired or weak.
• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
• Severe skin irritation.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.