How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Keep taking it unless your care team tells you to stop. Do not take this medication with grapefruit juice. Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. While it may be prescribed for children as young as 10 for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
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
High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)-increased thirst or amount of urine, unusual weakness, fatigue, blurry vision
Liver injury-right upper belly pain, loss of appetite, nausea, light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing skin or eyes, unusual weakness, fatigue
Muscle injury-unusual weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, dark yellow or brown urine, decrease in amount of urine
Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth 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:
Antiviral medications for HIV or AIDS
Certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
Certain medications for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
Supplements like red yeast rice This medication may also interact with the following:
Certain medications for blood pressure or heart disease like amlodipine, diltiazem, verapamil
Certain medications for irregular heart beat like amiodarone and dronedarone
Certain medications that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin