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. White patches in the mouth and throat

Less common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. ear ache
  3. fever
  4. lower abdominal or stomach pain
  5. nausea
  6. pain on passing urine
  7. redness or discharge of the eye, eyelid, or lining of the eye
  8. shortness of breath
  9. sore throat
  10. trouble swallowing
  11. vaginal discharge (creamy white) and itching
  12. vomiting

Rare

  1. Blindness, blurred vision, eye pain
  2. bone fractures
  3. excess facial hair in women
  4. fullness or roundness of the face, neck, and trunk
  5. growth reduction in children or adolescents
  6. heart problems
  7. high blood pressure
  8. hives and skin rash
  9. impotence in males
  10. increased hunger, thirst, or urination
  11. lack of menstrual periods
  12. muscle wasting
  13. numbness and weakness of hands and feet
  14. weakness
  15. swelling of the face, lips, or eyelids
  16. tightness in the chest, troubled breathing, or wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Dizziness
  2. fast heartbeat

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Darkening of skin
  2. fainting
  3. loss of appetite
  4. mental depression
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Cough
  2. general aches and pains or general feeling of illness
  3. greenish-yellow mucus in the nose
  4. headache
  5. hoarseness or other voice changes
  6. runny, sore, or stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  2. eye irritation
  3. fainting
  4. headache, severe and throbbing
  5. irregular or painful menstrual periods
  6. joint pain
  7. mouth irritation
  8. muscle soreness, sprain, or strain
  9. sneezing
  10. stomach pain

Rare

  1. Aggression
  2. agitation
  3. bruising
  4. itching
  5. restlessness
  6. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. decrease in height
  3. dry mouth
  4. flushed, dry skin
  5. fruit-like breath odor
  6. loss of voice
  7. pain in the back, ribs, arms or legs
  8. sweating
  9. trouble sitting still
  10. unexplained weight loss

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.