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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. congestion
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. dryness or soreness of the throat
  7. fever
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. headache
  10. hoarseness
  11. joint pain
  12. loss of appetite
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nausea
  15. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  16. shivering
  17. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  18. sneezing
  19. sore throat
  20. stuffy or runny nose
  21. sweating
  22. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  23. tightness of the chest or wheezing
  24. trouble with sleeping
  25. trouble with swallowing
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness
  27. voice changes
  28. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bruising
  2. darkening of the skin
  3. depression
  4. dizziness
  5. earache
  6. excessive muscle tone
  7. fainting
  8. fractures
  9. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. muscle stiffness
  12. muscle tension or tightness
  13. painful or difficult urination
  14. redness or swelling in the ear
  15. skin rash
  16. sore mouth or tongue
  17. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

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. Back pain

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. change in taste or bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. dry mouth
  7. ear congestion
  8. headache, severe and throbbing
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. muscle cramping
  12. neck pain
  13. sleeplessness
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. swollen joints
  16. unable to sleep
  17. unexplained runny nose or sneezing
  18. weakness

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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