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:

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  4. rapid weight gain
  5. shortness of breath
  6. slow or irregular heartbeat
  7. tingling of the hands or feet
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness
  9. unusual weight gain or loss

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in consciousness
  5. chills
  6. cold, clammy skin
  7. cold sweats
  8. confusion as to time, place, or person
  9. cool, pale skin
  10. cough
  11. decrease in amount of urine
  12. depression
  13. difficulty breathing
  14. dilated neck veins
  15. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  16. drowsiness
  17. dry mouth
  18. extreme fatigue
  19. fast or pounding heartbeat or pulse
  20. fast, weak pulse
  21. frequent urination
  22. hallucinations
  23. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  24. increased hunger
  25. increased thirst
  26. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  27. irregular breathing
  28. irritability
  29. loss of appetite
  30. loss of consciousness
  31. mood changes
  32. muscle pain or cramps
  33. nausea or vomiting
  34. nervousness
  35. nightmares
  36. no breathing
  37. noisy breathing
  38. not able to pass urine
  39. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  40. pain or aching in the lower legs
  41. seizures
  42. shakiness
  43. slurred speech
  44. sweating
  45. swelling of the face, hands, fingers, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  46. tightness in the chest
  47. trembling
  48. troubled breathing
  49. unconsciousness
  50. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  51. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  52. very drowsy or sleepy
  53. weakness and heaviness of legs
  54. weight gain
  55. wheezing

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. heartburn
  7. inability to have or keep an erection
  8. indigestion
  9. joint pain
  10. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  11. muscle aching or stiffness
  12. sleepiness
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. swollen joints


  1. Runny nose
  2. sneezing
  3. stuffy nose

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.