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. blindness
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. decreased vision
  8. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  9. eye pain
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. hives or welts
  14. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  15. nausea or vomiting
  16. noisy breathing
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. sensation of pins and needles
  19. shortness of breath
  20. skin itching, rash, or redness
  21. sore throat
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  23. stabbing pain in the arms or legs
  24. swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
  25. swollen glands
  26. tearing
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. backache
  3. bruising
  4. darkening of the skin
  5. decrease in height
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. dizziness
  9. facial hair growth in females
  10. fainting
  11. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  12. flushed, dry skin
  13. fractures
  14. fruit-like breath odor
  15. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  16. heavy bleeding
  17. increased hunger
  18. increased thirst or urination
  19. irritability
  20. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  21. loss of sexual desire or ability
  22. menstrual irregularities
  23. mental depression
  24. muscle pain or stiffness
  25. muscle wasting
  26. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  27. pain in the joints
  28. sweating
  29. troubled breathing
  30. unexplained weight loss
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. weight gain

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Chest pain or tightness
  2. confusion
  3. convulsions (seizures)
  4. decreased urine output
  5. dry mouth
  6. faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. high blood pressure
  9. loss of appetite
  10. mood changes
  11. nervousness
  12. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  13. sudden sweating
  14. tremors
  15. trouble with sleeping

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. Body aches or pain
  2. choking
  3. congestion
  4. dryness of the throat
  5. high-pitched noise when breathing
  6. hoarseness
  7. runny nose
  8. sneezing
  9. trouble with swallowing
  10. voice changes

Less common

  1. Cough-producing mucus
  2. flu-like symptoms
  3. irritation or inflammation of the eye
  4. muscle pain
  5. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  6. sleep disorders
  7. stuffy nose
  8. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue

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.