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Precautions to keep in mind

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to check for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine.

For diabetic patients: This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar tests or if you have any questions, check with your doctor.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. You may also feel lightheaded when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, so get up slowly.

This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other medicines that make you drowsy or less alert. Some examples are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, allergies, or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping pills; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check with your medical doctor or dentist before taking any of these while you are taking this medicine.

This medicine might reduce how much you sweat. Your body could get too hot if you do not sweat enough. If your body gets too hot, you might feel dizzy, weak, tired, or confused. You might vomit or have an upset stomach. Do not get too hot while you are exercising. Avoid places that are very hot. Call your doctor if you are too hot and cannot cool down.

This medicine might cause a condition called tardive dyskinesia, which is a movement disorder. If you have muscle spasms, twitching in your face or body, or uncontrolled tongue or jaw movements, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away. Talk to your doctor about the risk of this side effect.

If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.