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. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hives, itching, skin rash
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. tightness in the chest
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extra heartbeats
  4. irregular breathing
  5. irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  7. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. dark-colored urine
  4. diarrhea
  5. fever
  6. joint or muscle pain
  7. muscle cramps, spasms, or stiffness
  8. red, irritated eyes
  9. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  10. sore throat
  11. 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. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. feeling of warmth
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. 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:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. headache
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. runny or stuffy nose
  9. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  10. voice changes

Less common

  1. Accidental injury
  2. acid or sour stomach
  3. belching
  4. bloated or full feeling
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nausea
  13. passing gas
  14. shivering
  15. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  16. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  17. trouble sleeping
  18. vomiting


  1. Anxiety
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  5. burning while urinating
  6. change in near or distance vision
  7. change in taste
  8. change in the color of the skin
  9. cold and clammy skin
  10. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  11. difficulty in focusing eyes
  12. dry mouth
  13. dryness of the eyes
  14. excessive muscle tone
  15. frequent urination
  16. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  17. increased appetite
  18. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  19. irritability
  20. lack of feeling or emotion
  21. loose stools
  22. loss of memory
  23. muscle tension, tightness, or weakness
  24. problems with memory
  25. restlessness
  26. severe and throbbing headache
  27. shakiness and unsteady walk
  28. sneezing
  29. tenderness in the stomach area
  30. transient, mild, or pleasant aromatic odor
  31. trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  32. twitching
  33. uncaring
  34. unsteadiness
  35. welts

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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