Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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. Backache
  2. blurred vision
  3. body aches or pain
  4. chest pain
  5. cough
  6. difficulty with breathing
  7. dizziness
  8. ear congestion
  9. earache
  10. facial hair growth in females
  11. fever or chills
  12. fractures
  13. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  14. headache
  15. increased thirst or urination
  16. irritability
  17. loss of sexual desire or ability
  18. loss of voice
  19. menstrual irregularities
  20. muscle wasting
  21. nasal congestion
  22. nervousness
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. redness or swelling in the ear
  25. runny nose
  26. shortness of breath
  27. slow or fast heartbeat
  28. sneezing
  29. sore throat
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. troubled breathing
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness
  33. wheezing
  34. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  35. white patches with diaper rash

Less common

  1. Convulsions (seizures)

Incidence not known

  1. Accumulation of pus
  2. bruising
  3. bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  4. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  5. cold, clammy skin
  6. confusion
  7. decreased range of motion
  8. decreased urine output
  9. dilated neck veins
  10. extreme fatigue
  11. eyeballs bulge out of eye sockets
  12. fast, weak pulse
  13. full or bloated feeling
  14. heartburn
  15. insomnia
  16. irregular breathing
  17. irregular heartbeat
  18. joint pain
  19. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  20. lightheadedness
  21. limp
  22. loss of appetite
  23. nausea and vomiting
  24. pressure in the stomach
  25. severe headache
  26. small red or purple spots on the skin
  27. sweating
  28. swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  29. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  30. swollen, red, or tender area of infection
  31. trouble healing
  32. weight gain
  33. wheezing

Incidence not known-For adults only

  1. Bloating
  2. chills
  3. confusion
  4. constipation
  5. coughing up blood
  6. darkened urine
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. fever
  9. headache
  10. headache, sudden and severe
  11. increased sweating
  12. indigestion
  13. loss of appetite
  14. pain in the muscles
  15. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  16. redness of the face
  17. skin rash
  18. unusual weight loss
  19. weakness
  20. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known-For infants only

  1. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance
  2. hypokalemic alkalosis
  3. reversible brain shrinkage

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. Blemishes on the skin
  2. diarrhea
  3. pimples

Less common

  1. Increased or decreased appetite

Incidence not known

  1. Increased hair growth, especially on the face
  2. menstrual changes
  3. muscle weakness

Incidence not known-For adults only

  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. sensation of spinning
  3. thinning 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.