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. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  4. fainting or loss of consciousness
  5. fast or irregular breathing
  6. itching
  7. nausea and vomiting
  8. red, scaly, swollen, or peeling areas of the skin
  9. skin rash
  10. sweating
  11. swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  12. tightness in the chest
  13. trouble with breathing
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. wheezing


  1. Abdominal cramps
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. burning or tingling sensation
  4. chills
  5. convulsions
  6. cough
  7. cracks in the skin
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty in breathing
  10. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  11. fever
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. loss of bladder control
  14. loss of heat from the body
  15. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  16. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  17. no blood pressure or pulse
  18. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  19. palpitations
  20. red irritated eyes
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. shortness of breath
  23. sore throat
  24. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  25. stopping of the heart
  26. sudden loss of consciousness
  27. tremor
  28. unconsciousness

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty in swallowing
  2. hives or welts
  3. hoarseness
  4. slow or irregular breathing

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 or rare

  1. Feeling unusually warm or cold
  2. flushing or redness of the face or neck
  3. headache
  4. hiccups
  5. nervousness
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. sleepiness (severe)
  8. sneezing

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.