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. rapid weight gain
  3. tingling of the hands or feet
  4. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. decrease in the amount of urine
  5. dizziness
  6. fast or pounding heartbeat
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. hives
  10. hoarseness
  11. irritation
  12. itching
  13. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  14. noisy, rattling breathing
  15. pounding in the ears
  16. rash
  17. redness of the skin
  18. shortness of breath
  19. slow heartbeat
  20. sweating
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. troubled breathing at rest
  23. troubled breathing or swallowing
  24. weight gain

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing
  2. bluish lips or skin, not breathing
  3. clumsiness
  4. coma
  5. confusional, agitated combative state
  6. consciousness, depressed
  7. convulsions
  8. drowsiness
  9. generalized slowing of mental and physical activity
  10. inability to hold bowel movement or urine
  11. increased sweating
  12. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  13. muscle aches or weakness
  14. shakiness and unsteady walk
  15. shivering
  16. sleepiness
  17. slow or irregular heartbeat
  18. trembling or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness
  20. vomiting
  21. weak or feeble pulse

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. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. confusion about identity, place, and time
  3. diarrhea
  4. feeling drunk
  5. irritability
  6. upper abdominal or stomach pain

Incidence not known

  1. Being forgetful
  2. decreased appetite
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. muscle pain or stiffness

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.