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:

Less common

  1. Agitation
  2. blurred vision
  3. confusion
  4. fever
  5. increase in the frequency of urination or amount of urine produced
  6. lack of emotion
  7. loss of memory
  8. menstrual changes
  9. skin rash or itching
  10. trouble with breathing

Rare

  1. Behavior change similar to drunkenness
  2. bleeding gums
  3. breast tenderness or enlargement or unusual secretion of milk (in females)
  4. chills
  5. convulsions (seizures)
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with concentrating
  8. dizziness or fainting
  9. drowsiness
  10. increased hunger
  11. increased thirst
  12. irregular heartbeat
  13. lack of energy
  14. lethargy
  15. nosebleed
  16. overactive reflexes
  17. painful urination
  18. poor coordination
  19. purple or red spots on the skin
  20. rapid weight gain
  21. red or irritated eyes
  22. redness, tenderness, itching, burning, or peeling of the skin
  23. shivering
  24. slow or irregular heartbeat (less than 50 beats per minute)
  25. sore throat
  26. stupor
  27. sweating
  28. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  29. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  30. trembling, shaking, or twitching
  31. trouble with holding or releasing urine
  32. unusual or sudden body or facial movements or postures
  33. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back or leg pains
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bloating
  5. bloody stools
  6. chest pain
  7. confusion as to time, place, or person
  8. constipation
  9. cough
  10. darkened urine
  11. difficult or fast breathing
  12. difficulty with swallowing
  13. drooling
  14. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  15. general body swelling
  16. hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat
  17. hives
  18. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  19. impaired consciousness, ranging from confusion to coma
  20. indigestion
  21. itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  22. loss of appetite
  23. loss of bladder control
  24. loss of consciousness
  25. muscle cramps or spasms
  26. muscle tightness
  27. muscle twitching or jerking
  28. pale skin
  29. penile erections, frequent or continuing
  30. recurrent fainting
  31. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  32. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  33. shortness of breath
  34. swelling of the breasts or unusual milk production
  35. tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over the affected area
  36. tightness in the chest
  37. total body jerking
  38. twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  39. uncontrolled jerking or twisting movements
  40. unusual excitement
  41. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  42. yellowing of the eyes or skin

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. Decrease in sexual desire or ability
  2. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. change in sense of taste
  3. gas
  4. headache (severe and throbbing)
  5. heartburn
  6. increased sweating
  7. increased yawning
  8. loss of voice
  9. pain in the muscles or joints
  10. sneezing
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. tingling, burning, or prickly feelings on the skin
  13. tooth grinding
  14. unusual increase or decrease in weight
  15. watering of the mouth

Incidence not known

  1. Bruising
  2. inability to sit still
  3. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  4. need to keep moving
  5. uncontrolled eye movements

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.