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:

More common

  1. Cough
  2. fever
  3. head congestion
  4. hoarseness or other voice changes
  5. nasal congestion
  6. runny nose
  7. sneezing
  8. sore throat

Less common

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred or decreased vision
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. chest pain
  5. discharge or excessive tearing
  6. eye pain
  7. headache
  8. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  9. swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  10. unusual weight gain

Rare

  1. Bladder pain
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  5. dizziness or lightheadedness
  6. fainting
  7. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  8. frequent urge to urinate
  9. headache
  10. itching red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. nervousness
  13. pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. sensation of spinning
  16. slow or fast heartbeat
  17. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. confusion
  3. convulsions
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. irregular heartbeats
  6. mood or mental changes
  7. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  8. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  9. shortness of breath
  10. tremor

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. Back pain
  2. body pain (general)
  3. diarrhea
  4. nausea
  5. upset stomach

Less common

  1. Bone fractures
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  5. dizziness
  6. dry skin
  7. hair loss
  8. increased thirst
  9. increased urination
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of appetite
  12. muscle cramps or spasms
  13. muscle pain
  14. red or irritated eyes
  15. skin rash
  16. stomach gas
  17. throat pain
  18. tooth disorder
  19. trouble thinking
  20. vomiting

Rare

  1. Dry mouth
  2. fear or nervousness
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
  6. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  7. stomach pain
  8. sleeplessness
  9. trouble sleeping
  10. unable to sleep
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

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.