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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Cough or hoarseness
  2. fever or chills
  3. lower back or side pain
  4. painful or difficult urination

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. changes in behavior
  7. constipation
  8. darkened urine
  9. diarrhea
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. general tiredness and weakness
  12. indigestion
  13. itching
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. light-colored stools
  16. loss of appetite
  17. nausea and vomiting
  18. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  19. pale skin
  20. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. restlessness or agitation
  24. sore throat
  25. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  26. thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
  27. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  28. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  29. uncontrolled jerking or twisting movements of the hands, arms, or legs
  30. uncontrolled movements of the lips, tongue, or cheeks
  31. unusual bleeding or bruising
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness
  33. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  34. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety
  2. attack, assault, or force
  3. decrease, loss, or change in consciousness
  4. difficult or troubled breathing
  5. dry mouth
  6. hyperventilation
  7. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  8. irregular heartbeats
  9. irritability
  10. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  11. restlessness
  12. shaking
  13. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  14. trouble 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. congestion
  3. dizziness
  4. headache
  5. lack or loss of strength
  6. pain
  7. runny nose
  8. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  9. trouble swallowing
  10. voice changes

Less common

  1. Aggressive or angry
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. crying
  4. depersonalization
  5. discouragement
  6. double vision or seeing double
  7. dysphoria
  8. euphoria
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. lightheadedness
  12. loss of interest or pleasure
  13. loss of memory
  14. loss or lack of appetite
  15. mental depression
  16. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  17. paranoia
  18. problems with memory
  19. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  20. rapidly changing moods
  21. rash
  22. sensation of spinning
  23. shakiness and unsteady walk
  24. sneezing
  25. stuffy nose
  26. tightness of the chest or wheezing
  27. tiredness
  28. trouble concentrating
  29. troubled breathing
  30. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  31. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair

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.