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. Back pain
  2. bluish lips or skin
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest discomfort or tightness
  5. chills
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty swallowing
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  12. feeling of warmth
  13. fever
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. hives, itching, skin rash
  17. joint pain
  18. loss of appetite
  19. muscle aches and pains
  20. nausea
  21. nervousness
  22. pounding in the ears
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  25. runny nose
  26. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  27. shivering
  28. slow or fast heartbeat
  29. sore throat
  30. sweating
  31. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  32. trouble breathing
  33. trouble sleeping
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. 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:

More common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. swollen joints

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.