Side Effects

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Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. muscle aches
  10. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  11. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  12. stuffy or runny nose
  13. tightness of the chest or wheezing
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. congestion
  5. cough producing mucus
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  8. dryness of the throat
  9. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  10. frequent urge to urinate
  11. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  12. hoarseness
  13. joint pain
  14. loss of appetite
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. nausea
  17. noisy breathing
  18. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  19. shivering
  20. sore mouth or tongue
  21. sweating
  22. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  23. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  24. trouble with swallowing
  25. trouble with sleeping
  26. voice changes
  27. vomiting
  28. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Rare

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. decreased urine
  4. dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  5. dry mouth
  6. enlarged pupils
  7. fainting
  8. flushed, dry skin
  9. fruit-like breath odor
  10. increased hunger
  11. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  12. increased sweating, possibly with fever or cold, clammy skin
  13. increased thirst
  14. increased urination
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. mood changes
  17. muscle cramps
  18. nervousness
  19. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. seizures
  22. severe chest pain
  23. severe headache
  24. slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  25. stiff or sore neck
  26. unexplained weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. decreased vision
  3. eye pain
  4. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  5. tearing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. darkening of the skin
  4. drowsiness
  5. mental depression
  6. rapid, deep breathing
  7. restlessness
  8. skin rash
  9. sleeplessness
  10. stomach cramps
  11. unable to sleep

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Stomach discomfort

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. muscle spasms or stiffness
  7. pain in the arms or legs
  8. stomach upset
  9. swollen joints

Rare

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. change in taste
  3. deep or fast breathing with dizziness, numbness to feet, hands, and around the mouth
  4. fear
  5. hives or welts
  6. irritability
  7. itching skin
  8. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  9. redness of the skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.