Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. dizziness
  6. ear congestion
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. loss of voice
  10. muscle aches
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. stuffy or runny nose
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chest pain
  7. cold sweats
  8. confusion
  9. congestion
  10. cough producing mucus
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  13. disturbed color perception
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  15. dry mouth
  16. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  17. flushed, dry skin
  18. heart murmur
  19. hives
  20. hoarseness
  21. indigestion
  22. itching
  23. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  24. loss of appetite
  25. nausea
  26. pain in the lower back, bottom, or hips
  27. pain in the upper leg
  28. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  29. rash
  30. redness of the skin
  31. stomach cramps, tenderness, or pain
  32. sweating
  33. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  34. tightness of the chest
  35. trouble with swallowing
  36. troubled breathing
  37. vomiting
  38. watery or bloody diarrhea
  39. weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. cold, clammy skin
  3. fast, weak pulse
  4. flushing
  5. lightheadedness or fainting
  6. slow heartbeat

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:


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bone pain
  5. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. fear or nervousness
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. full or bloated feeling
  11. hearing loss
  12. heartburn
  13. inability to have or keep an erection
  14. increased sensitivity to sunlight
  15. irritability
  16. itching, pain, redness, or swelling of the eye or eyelid
  17. lack or loss of strength
  18. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  19. loss of interest or pleasure
  20. muscle aching or cramping
  21. pain in the arms or legs
  22. passing gas
  23. pressure in the stomach
  24. redness in the joints
  25. redness of the skin
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  28. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  29. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  30. tiredness
  31. toothache
  32. trouble concentrating
  33. unable to sleep
  34. unusually warm skin
  35. watering of the eyes

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.