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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• There are different brands of this medicine. One brand cannot safely be exchanged for another. Any change must be directed by healthcare provider.
• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.
• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have osteoporosis, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Do not take iron products, aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids, calcium carbonate, simethicone, sucralfate, Kayexalate®, colestipol, or cholestyramine within 4 hours of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Unexplained change in appetite.
• Unexplained change in weight.
• Nervous and excitable.
• Inability to sleep.
• Sensitive to heat.
• Excessive sweating.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Leg cramps.
• Weakened bones with long-term use.
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 or fast heartbeat.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Very nervous and excitable.
• Significant weight gain.
• Significant weight loss.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.