Side Effects

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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. rapid weight gain
  3. tingling of the hands or feet
  4. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  3. fever
  4. headache
  5. muscle aches
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. sore throat
  8. stuffy or runny nose
  9. tightness of the chest
  10. trouble breathing
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Chest pain
  2. clay colored stools
  3. dark urine
  4. decrease in the amount of urine
  5. decreased appetite
  6. dilated neck veins
  7. extreme tiredness or weakness
  8. irregular breathing
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  10. loss of appetite
  11. nausea
  12. noisy, rattling breathing
  13. pale skin
  14. skin rash, itching
  15. stomach pain or tenderness
  16. troubled breathing at rest
  17. troubled breathing with exertion
  18. vomiting
  19. yellow skin or eyes

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. sweating

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:

Less common

  1. Difficulty having a bowel movement
  2. feeling of warmth
  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.