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. Changes in vision, such as blurred vision
  2. headache
  3. high blood pressure

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. fast or irregular heartbeat
  3. mood or mental changes
  4. ringing or buzzing in the ears


  1. Convulsions (seizures)
  2. itching or skin rash
  3. lightheadedness or fainting, especially when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position
  4. menstrual changes
  5. problems in urinating or in holding urine
  6. swelling
  7. talking, feeling, and acting with excitement that you cannot control
  8. trouble with breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating of the abdomen
  6. blood in the eye
  7. bloody urine
  8. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  9. blue-green to black skin
  10. chest pain or discomfort
  11. confusion as to time, place, or person
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. coughing up blood
  14. dark urine
  15. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  16. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  17. difficulty with swallowing
  18. doing the opposite of what one is requested to do
  19. dry cough
  20. extra heartbeats
  21. eye pain
  22. fainting
  23. fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  24. fever with or without chills
  25. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  26. hallucinations
  27. hearing loss
  28. high fever
  29. hives
  30. holding false beliefs that can not be changed by fact
  31. hostility
  32. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  33. increased thirst
  34. indigestion
  35. involuntary movements
  36. irregular heartbeats
  37. irritability
  38. joint or muscle pain
  39. lethargy
  40. light-colored stools
  41. lip smacking or puckering
  42. loss of consciousness or coma
  43. lower back or side pain
  44. mimicry of speech or movements
  45. muscle cramps or spasms
  46. muscle pain or stiffness
  47. muscle twitching
  48. nosebleeds
  49. overactive reflexes
  50. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  51. painful or difficult urination
  52. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  53. panic
  54. paralysis
  55. peculiar postures or movements, mannerisms, or grimacing
  56. poor coordination
  57. pounding or rapid pulse
  58. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  59. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  60. puffing of the cheeks
  61. rapid breathing
  62. rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  63. rapid weight gain
  64. rash
  65. red or dark brown urine
  66. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  67. red, irritated eyes
  68. redness in the whites of the eyes
  69. restlessness
  70. severe muscle stiffness
  71. severe sleepiness
  72. shivering
  73. sore throat
  74. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  75. stupor
  76. sweating
  77. swelling of the face, lower legs, ankles, hands, or fingers
  78. swollen or painful glands
  79. tightness in the chest
  80. tiredness
  81. twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  82. unable or unwilling to speak
  83. uncontrolled chewing movements
  84. uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs
  85. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  86. unpleasant breath odor
  87. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  88. unusually pale skin
  89. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  90. weight gain
  91. yellow eyes or skin

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. Abnormal dreams
  2. chills
  3. constipation
  4. decrease in sexual desire or ability
  5. diarrhea
  6. drowsiness
  7. dry mouth
  8. heartburn
  9. increased sweating
  10. loss of appetite
  11. nausea
  12. stomach pain or gas
  13. stuffy or runny nose
  14. tingling, burning, or prickly sensations
  15. trembling or shaking
  16. trouble sleeping
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. vomiting
  19. weight loss

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. muscle tension
  3. yawning

Incidence not known

  1. Night sweats

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.