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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• If you have any circulation problems, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have gallbladder disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have migraines, talk with healthcare provider.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
• Do not take St John's wort, dong quai, black cohosh, saw palmetto, red clover, or ginseng with this medicine.
• If you are taking this medicine and have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider before using over-the-counter products that may increase blood pressure. These include cough or cold remedies, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and certain natural products or supplements.
• Avoid cigarette smoking. Persons older than 35 years of age and/or smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day are at an increased risk for heart disease.
• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Weight gain.
• Belly pain.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Breast enlargement.
• For females, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
• Menstrual changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.
• Gallbladder disease, blood clots, heart attacks, and other vascular problems 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.
• Chest pain or pressure.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Change in strength on one side greater than the other, difficulty speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred vision.
• Swelling or pain of leg or arm.
• Severe headache.
• Severe belly pain.
• Severe nausea or vomiting.
• Not able to eat.
• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
• Change in contact lens tolerance.
• Sudden change in vision, eye pain, or irritation.
• A lump in the breast or breast tenderness.
• For females, if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.