It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects .
This medicine may weaken your immune system. Avoid being around people who are sick or have infections such as chickenpox or measles. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles .
This medicine may also increase your risk of having infections or sores in your mouth or throat. Check with your doctor right away if you notice any signs of a throat infection .
This medicine may cause children to grow more slowly than normal. This would cause a child not to gain weight or get taller. Talk with your doctor if you think this is a problem .
This medicine may increase your risk of having an adrenal gland that is less active than normal. The adrenal gland makes steroids for your body. This is more likely for people who use steroids for a long time or use high doses. Check with your doctor right away if you have more than one of the following symptoms: darkening of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, loss of appetite, mental depression, nausea, skin rash, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting. Rarely, menstrual cycle changes, acne, pimples, or weight gain (fat deposits) around the face, neck, and trunk may occur while taking this medicine .
Check with your doctor immediately if blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want you to have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) .
Before you have any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are using this medicine .
If your symptoms do not improve within four weeks, or if they become worse, check with your doctor .