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:

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficult breathing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  6. fainting
  7. fever
  8. irregular heartbeats that continue
  9. sweating
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. extra heartbeats
  3. nervousness
  4. pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  5. pounding in the ears
  6. slow or fast heartbeat

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. diarrhea
  3. overactive reflexes
  4. poor coordination
  5. restlessness
  6. shivering
  7. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  8. trembling or shaking
  9. twitching

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  2. collapse
  3. gasping to breathe
  4. paleness of the skin
  5. seizures

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  2. headache

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bloated or full feeling
  4. blood in the urine
  5. bloody or black, tarry stools
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. change in vision
  8. chills
  9. continuing ringing or buzzing
  10. cough
  11. decrease in frequency of urination
  12. decrease in urine volume
  13. deep breathing
  14. difficulty in passing urine
  15. drowsiness
  16. dry mouth
  17. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  18. excessive sleeping
  19. eye irritation
  20. fear
  21. feeling happy
  22. feeling of warmth
  23. flushed dry skin
  24. fruit-like breath odor
  25. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  26. hearing loss
  27. heartburn
  28. hiccups
  29. impaired vision
  30. increased hunger
  31. increased thirst
  32. increased urination
  33. indigestion
  34. joint pain
  35. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  36. loss of appetite
  37. muscle aches and pains
  38. muscle tremors
  39. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  40. painful knees and ankles
  41. painful urination
  42. passing gas
  43. raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs or ankles
  44. rash
  45. red, sore eyes
  46. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  47. runny nose
  48. sore throat
  49. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  50. sugar in the urine
  51. swelling or protruding veins
  52. trouble sleeping
  53. unexplained noise in the ears
  54. unexplained weight loss
  55. unusually deep sleep
  56. unusually long duration of sleep
  57. vein discoloration
  58. weakness or heaviness of the legs

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.