What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.
If you stop taking this medicine when it is being used for tumor treatment, the tumor may regrow quickly, and your original symptoms may return. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase possible dizziness. Avoid alcoholic drinks. If you find that you have sudden feelings of wanting to sleep during normal activities, like cooking, watching television, or while driving or riding in a car, you should contact your health care professional.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
There have been reports of increased sexual urges or other strong urges such as gambling while taking this medicine. If you experience any of these urges while taking this medicine, you should report it to your health care provider as soon as possible.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
You should check your skin often for changes to moles and new growths while taking this medicine. Call your doctor if you notice any of these changes.
Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.