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. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. chest pain
  3. cough
  4. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  5. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  6. difficulty swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hives, itching, skin rash
  10. increased sweating
  11. pale skin
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. swelling in the legs and ankles
  14. tightness in the chest
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest discomfort
  3. chills
  4. confusion
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fainting
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. fever
  9. headache
  10. nausea
  11. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  12. sweating
  13. vomiting

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. loss of or change in taste
  3. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

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.

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