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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheadedness
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. headache
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. shortness of breath
  10. sweating
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. tingling of the hands or feet
  13. unusual weight gain or loss
  14. wheezing


  1. Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  2. dark urine
  3. fever
  4. pale skin
  5. rapid heart rate
  6. sore throat
  7. unusual bleeding or bruising
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. chest tightness or heaviness
  5. confusion
  6. cough
  7. cracks in the skin
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. fainting
  11. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. feeling of warmth
  14. hives
  15. increased sweating
  16. itching
  17. loss of heat from the body
  18. nausea or vomiting
  19. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  20. rash
  21. red, swollen skin
  22. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  23. scaly skin
  24. sensation of spinning
  25. skin rash
  26. weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  3. change in consciousness
  4. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  5. cold, clammy skin
  6. disturbed color perception
  7. double vision
  8. flushed skin
  9. halos around lights
  10. headache, severe and throbbing
  11. increased sweating
  12. loss of appetite
  13. loss of consciousness
  14. night blindness
  15. overbright appearance of lights
  16. paralysis
  17. slow or irregular heartbeat
  18. tunnel vision

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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. congestion
  4. hoarseness
  5. lack or loss of strength
  6. runny nose
  7. sneezing
  8. stuffy nose
  9. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  10. voice changes

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.