If you will be taking this medicine for a long time, it is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits for any problems that may be caused by this medicine. Blood tests will be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests (e.g., abdominal or stomach x-ray).
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.