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 the following side effects occur, because they may mean that you are developing a problem with blood circulation:

Less common or rare

  1. Anxiety or confusion (severe)
  2. change in vision
  3. chest pain
  4. increase in blood pressure
  5. muscle pain
  6. pain in arms, legs, or lower back, especially if pain occurs in your calves or heels while you are walking
  7. pale, bluish-colored, or cold hands or feet (not caused by cold temperatures and occurring together with other side effects listed in this section)
  8. red or violet-colored blisters on the skin of the hands or feet

The following side effects may go away after a little while. Do not take any more medicine while they are present. If any of them occur together with other signs of problems with blood circulation, check with your doctor right away. Even if any of the following side effects occur without other signs of problems with blood circulation, check with your doctor if any of them continue for more than one hour:

More common

  1. Coldness, numbness, or tingling in fingers, toes, or face
  2. itching of skin
  3. weakness in legs

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

Less common or rare

  1. Absence of pulse
  2. blurred vision
  3. decrease in blood pressure
  4. lightheadedness
  5. fainting
  6. fever
  7. general feeling of illness
  8. loss of appetite
  9. lower abdominal pain
  10. lower back pain
  11. pounding in the ears
  12. rapid, weak pulse
  13. slow or irregular heartbeat
  14. unusual tiredness

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. Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting (occurring without other signs of overdose or problems with blood circulation)
  2. dizziness or drowsiness (occurring without other signs of overdose or problems with blood circulation, especially with combinations containing dimenhydrinate, diphenhydramine, or pentobarbital)
  3. dryness of mouth (especially with combinations containing belladonna alkaloids, dimenhydrinate, or diphenhydramine)
  4. nervousness or restlessness


  1. Abdominal pain
  2. difficulty in moving bowels
  3. irregular bowel movements
  4. rectal discomfort

After you stop taking this medicine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of medicine you were taking and how long you took it. During this time check with your doctor if your headaches begin again or worsen.

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.