How should you use this medication?
Take the medication by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. You do not need water to take this medication. Leave the tablet in the sealed pack until you are ready to take it. With dry hands, open the pack and gently remove the tablet. If the tablet breaks or crumbles, throw it away. Use a new tablet. Place the tablet in the mouth and allow it to dissolve. Then, swallow it. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medication. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Kidney injury-decrease in the amount of urine, swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet
Low magnesium level-muscle pain or cramps, unusual weakness or fatigue, fast or irregular heartbeat, tremors
Low vitamin B12 level-pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet, muscle weakness, dizziness, confusion, difficulty concentrating
Rash on cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun
Severe diarrhea, fever
Unusual bruising or bleeding Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
Nelfinavir This medication may also interact with the following:
Itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, or other prescription medications for fungus or yeast infections