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. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  3. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  4. shortness of breath
  5. slow or irregular heartbeat
  6. unusual tiredness

Rare

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. decreased urination
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. dry mouth
  6. fainting
  7. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. rapid breathing
  10. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  11. sunken eyes
  12. sweating
  13. thirst
  14. troubled breathing
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness
  16. wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. dark urine
  5. fever
  6. general tiredness and weakness
  7. headache
  8. hoarseness
  9. irritation
  10. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  11. light-colored stools
  12. nausea and vomiting
  13. nervousness
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. rash, hives, or itching skin
  16. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  17. red, irritated eyes
  18. redness of the skin
  19. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. troubled swallowing
  22. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  23. yellow eyes and skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Confusion
  2. convulsions
  3. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  4. muscle weakness
  5. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  6. severe nausea
  7. stomach cramps
  8. sweating
  9. tearing of the eyes
  10. twitches of the muscle visible under the skin
  11. vomiting

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. Decreased appetite
  2. weight loss

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. discouragement
  4. feeling sad or empty
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. heartburn
  7. increased sweating
  8. indigestion
  9. irritability
  10. lack of appetite
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. loss of interest or pleasure
  13. muscle spasms
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. trouble concentrating
  16. trouble sleeping
  17. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Rare

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. change in taste
  3. dry heaves
  4. loss of taste
  5. unusually deep sleep
  6. unusually long duration of sleep

Incidence not known

  1. Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  2. hearing loss
  3. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

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.