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. Black, tarry stools
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain
  4. confusion
  5. convulsions
  6. cough
  7. decreased urine
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. dizziness
  10. dry mouth
  11. fainting
  12. fever or chills
  13. increased thirst
  14. irregular heartbeat
  15. lightheadedness
  16. loss of appetite
  17. lower back or side pain
  18. mood changes
  19. muscle pain or cramps
  20. nausea or vomiting
  21. nervousness
  22. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  23. painful or difficult urination
  24. pale skin
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. rapid breathing
  27. sneezing
  28. sore throat
  29. sunken eyes
  30. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  31. tightness in the chest
  32. troubled breathing with exertion
  33. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  34. unusual bleeding or bruising
  35. unusual tiredness or weakness
  36. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. change in walking and balance
  3. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  4. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  5. decreased frequency of urination
  6. headache
  7. muscle twitching or jerking
  8. pounding in the ears
  9. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  10. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  11. seizures
  12. severe constipation
  13. severe sleepiness
  14. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  15. slow or fast heartbeat
  16. thinking abnormalities
  17. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Extremely shallow or slow breathing

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. Back pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. discouragement
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. irritability
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. muscle stiffness
  11. pain in the joints
  12. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  13. tiredness
  14. trouble concentrating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. weight loss

Less common

  1. Changes in vision
  2. excessive muscle tone
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. feeling of warmth or heat
  5. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  6. irritation, pain, or sores at the site of application
  7. itching skin
  8. muscle tension or tightness
  9. rash
  10. sensation of spinning
  11. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Tooth pain
  2. trouble with gums
  3. trouble with teeth

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

  1. Restlessness
  2. speech disorder
  3. stomach cramps
  4. weakness

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.