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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. dizziness
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. hyperglycemia, including blurred vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, flushed dry skin, fruit-like breath odor, increased urination, ketones in urine, loss of appetite, nausea, stomachache, tiredness, troubled breathing, unusual thirst, or vomiting (in newborn babies)
  5. hypoglycemia, including anxious feeling, blurred vision, cold sweats, confusion, cool pale skin, drowsiness, excessive hunger, fast heartbeat, nausea, nervousness, restless sleep, shakiness, or unusual tiredness or weakness (in newborn babies)
  6. irritability, nervousness, or severe jitters (in newborn babies)
  7. nausea (severe)
  8. tremors
  9. trouble in sleeping
  10. vomiting


  1. Abdominal or stomach bloating
  2. dehydration
  3. diarrhea (bloody)
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation, anxiety, excitement, or restlessness
  3. confusion or delirium
  4. convulsions (seizures)—in acute overdose
  5. dehydration
  6. faster breathing rate
  7. fast or irregular heartbeat
  8. fever
  9. frequent urination
  10. headache
  11. increased sensitivity to touch or pain
  12. irritability
  13. muscle trembling or twitching
  14. nausea and vomiting, sometimes with blood
  15. overextending the body with head and heels bent backward and body bowed forward
  16. painful, swollen abdomen or vomiting (in newborn babies)
  17. ringing or other sounds in ears
  18. seeing flashes of "zig-zag" lights
  19. whole-body tremors (in newborn babies)

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. Nausea (mild)
  2. nervousness or jitters (mild)

After you stop using this medicine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of medicine you were using and how long you used it. During this time, check with your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:

More common

  1. Anxiety
  2. dizziness
  3. headache
  4. irritability
  5. muscle tension
  6. nausea
  7. nervousness
  8. stuffy nose
  9. unusual tiredness

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.