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. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. increased sweating
  8. shortness of breath
  9. slow or irregular heartbeat
  10. sweating
  11. swelling
  12. tightness in the chest
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness
  14. wheezing

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chest tightness or heaviness
  4. chills
  5. cold hands and feet
  6. cough
  7. decreased urine output
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with breathing
  10. difficulty with speaking
  11. dilated neck veins
  12. dizziness
  13. double vision
  14. ear congestion
  15. extreme fatigue
  16. fainting
  17. fever
  18. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  19. headache
  20. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  21. inability to speak
  22. irregular breathing
  23. joint pain
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of voice
  26. muscle aches and pains
  27. nasal congestion
  28. nausea
  29. nervousness
  30. noisy breathing
  31. pounding in the ears
  32. runny nose
  33. shivering
  34. slow speech
  35. sneezing
  36. sore throat
  37. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  38. trouble sleeping
  39. troubled breathing
  40. vomiting
  41. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. blue lips and fingernails
  5. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  6. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  7. increased sweating
  8. painful or difficult urination
  9. pale skin
  10. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  11. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  12. swelling in the legs and ankles
  13. swollen glands
  14. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. lack or loss of strength
  6. sleeplessness
  7. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  8. unable to sleep

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach distension
  2. abnormal ejaculation
  3. back pain
  4. bloated feeling
  5. blurred or loss of vision
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. decreased appetite
  8. decreased sexual performance or desire
  9. depression
  10. disturbed color perception
  11. double vision
  12. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  13. full feeling
  14. halos around lights
  15. mood changes
  16. muscle or bone pain
  17. night blindness
  18. overbright appearance of lights
  19. passing gas
  20. rash
  21. tunnel vision

Incidence not known

  1. Crying
  2. depersonalization
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. dysphoria
  5. euphoria
  6. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  7. hair loss
  8. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  9. itching skin
  10. lack of coordination
  11. mental depression
  12. muscle aching or cramping
  13. muscle pains or stiffness
  14. pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
  15. paranoia
  16. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  17. rapidly changing moods
  18. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  19. sensation of spinning
  20. severe sunburn
  21. swollen joints
  22. 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.