Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficult or labored breathing
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  7. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  8. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  9. nausea and vomiting
  10. shortness of breath
  11. sweating
  12. swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  13. tightness in chest
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. wheezing

Less common

  1. Abdominal pain or swelling
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. blood in eyes
  5. blood in urine
  6. body aches or pain
  7. bruising or purple areas on skin
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. change in consciousness
  10. cold hands and feet
  11. cough or hoarseness
  12. coughing up blood
  13. decreased alertness
  14. decreased urine output
  15. difficulty in speaking
  16. dilated neck veins
  17. double vision
  18. ear congestion
  19. extreme fatigue
  20. feeling of warmth or heat
  21. fever or chills
  22. flushing or redness of skin, especially on face and neck
  23. headache
  24. inability to move arms, legs, or facial muscles
  25. inability to speak
  26. irregular breathing
  27. joint pain or swelling
  28. loss of voice
  29. lower back or side pain
  30. nasal congestion
  31. nervousness
  32. noisy breathing
  33. nosebleeds
  34. painful, burning, or difficult urination
  35. pounding in the ears
  36. runny nose
  37. slow speech
  38. sneezing
  39. sore throat
  40. troubled breathing
  41. weight gain


  1. Bleeding gums
  2. fast breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  3. large amount of fat in the blood
  4. not able to move
  5. pinpoint red spots on skin
  6. sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  7. swollen glands
  8. unusual bleeding or bruising

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety
  2. cold sweats
  3. coma
  4. cool, pale skin
  5. depression
  6. increased hunger
  7. nightmares
  8. no heartbeat
  9. seizures
  10. shakiness
  11. slurred speech

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. difficulty in sleeping
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. pain in arms or legs
  8. stomach discomfort or upset

Less common

  1. Abnormal ejaculation
  2. bloated
  3. decreased sexual performance or desire
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. double vision
  6. excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  7. full feeling
  8. halos around lights
  9. loss of appetite
  10. loss of vision
  11. mood changes
  12. night blindness
  13. overbright appearance of lights
  14. passing gas
  15. skin rash
  16. tunnel vision
  17. weight changes


  1. Crying
  2. depersonalization
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. dysphoria
  5. euphoria
  6. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  7. hair loss, thinning of hair
  8. increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  9. itching skin
  10. lack of coordination
  11. mental depression
  12. muscle aching or cramping
  13. muscle pains or stiffness
  14. paranoia
  15. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  16. rapidly changing moods
  17. redness or other discoloration of skin
  18. sensation of spinning
  19. severe sunburn

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.