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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name and address, the type and dose of your medicine, and your doctor's name and address.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox. Talk to your health care provider before you get any vaccines that you take this medicine.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have taken this medicine within the last twelve months.

Ask your doctor or health care professional about your diet. You may need to lower the amount of salt you eat.

The medicine can increase your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic check with your doctor if you need help adjusting the dose of your diabetic medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • change in the amount of urine
  • changes in vision
  • confusion, excitement, restlessness, a false sense of well- being
  • fever, sore throat, sneezing, cough, or other signs of infection, wounds that will not heal
  • hallucinations
  • increased thirst
  • mental depression, mood swings, mistaken feelings of self importance or of being mistreated
  • pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs
  • pain, redness, or irritation at the injection site
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • rounding out of face
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tired or weak
  • wounds that do not heal

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • change in taste
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • skin problems, acne, thin and shiny skin
  • touble sleeping
  • unusual growth of hair on the face or body
  • weight gain

               
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