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. Abnormal tongue sensation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, redness, or swelling of the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. decreased feeling, or pain in the hands, feet, around the mouth, or throat
  12. decreased urination
  13. difficulty performing daily activities such as writing, buttoning, swallowing, or walking
  14. difficulty with articulating words
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. difficulty with moving
  17. difficulty with swallowing
  18. dizziness
  19. dry mouth
  20. eye pain
  21. fainting
  22. fever
  23. increase in heart rate
  24. jaw spasm
  25. lightheadedness
  26. muscle pain or stiffness
  27. numbness
  28. numbness, pain, tingling, or unusual sensations in the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet
  29. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  30. pain in the joints
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pale skin
  33. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  34. rapid breathing
  35. sensation of pins and needles
  36. severe, sudden headache
  37. shortness of breath
  38. slurred speech
  39. sore throat
  40. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  41. stabbing pain
  42. sudden loss of coordination
  43. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  44. sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  45. sunken eyes
  46. swelling
  47. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  48. swollen glands
  49. thirst
  50. troubled breathing with exertion
  51. unusual bleeding or bruising
  52. unusual tiredness or weakness
  53. vision changes
  54. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Convulsions
  2. fast heartbeat
  3. hives
  4. increased thirst
  5. irregular heartbeat
  6. itching
  7. loss of appetite
  8. mood changes
  9. nausea or vomiting
  10. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. skin rash
  13. tightness in the chest
  14. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. blindness
  3. bloated abdomen
  4. blue-yellow color blindness
  5. blurred vision
  6. changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  7. dark urine
  8. deafness
  9. decreased vision
  10. deep breathing
  11. drowsiness
  12. electric shock-like sensation that moves down the back and into the legs following a bending movement of the neck
  13. general body swelling
  14. increased urination
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. loss of deep tendon reflexes
  17. muscle tremors
  18. pain and fullness in the right upper abdomen
  19. restlessness
  20. severe constipation
  21. severe diarrhea
  22. severe nosebleeds
  23. severe stomach cramps or tenderness
  24. severe vomiting
  25. trouble with speaking
  26. twitches of the muscle visible under the skin
  27. weakness of the muscles in your face
  28. weight gain
  29. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation
  2. coma
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. diarrhea
  5. disorientation
  6. involuntary, rapid, or rhythmic movement of the eyes
  7. lack of coordination
  8. lack of sensation
  9. lethargy
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. paralysis
  12. respiratory failure
  13. seizures
  14. severe weakness
  15. slow or irregular heartbeat
  16. tremors
  17. vomiting, profuse

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. ear congestion
  5. feeling unusually cold, shivering
  6. headache
  7. heartburn
  8. indigestion
  9. loss of voice
  10. nasal congestion
  11. runny nose
  12. sleeplessness
  13. sneezing
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. unable to sleep
  17. weight loss

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. bloated or full feeling
  3. bloody nose
  4. burning while urinating
  5. change in taste
  6. congestion
  7. cracked lips
  8. dryness or soreness of the throat
  9. excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  10. feeling of warmth
  11. hair loss
  12. passing gas
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally upper chest
  15. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  16. thinning of the hair
  17. unusual tearing of the eyes
  18. 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.