Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. fever
  6. sweating

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. collection of blood under the skin
  4. decrease in frequency of urination
  5. decrease in urine volume
  6. deep, dark purple bruise
  7. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  8. dry mouth
  9. headache
  10. increased thirst
  11. irregular heartbeat
  12. itching, pain, redness, or swelling
  13. loss of appetite
  14. mood changes
  15. muscle pain, cramp, or twitching
  16. nausea
  17. nervousness
  18. painful urination
  19. pale skin
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. rapid weight gain
  22. seizures
  23. slow or fast heartbeat
  24. tingling of the hands or feet
  25. trouble breathing
  26. trouble breathing with exertion
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual weight gain or loss
  29. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. loss of consciousness
  3. no blood pressure or pulse
  4. stopping of the heart
  5. weakness of the muscles in your face

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. Motor dysfunction
  2. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. belching
  3. change in taste
  4. constipation
  5. decreased appetite
  6. feeling hot
  7. heartburn
  8. hiccups
  9. indigestion
  10. itching in the genitals or other skin areas
  11. loss of taste
  12. scaling
  13. sensory loss
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. swelling at the surgical site


  1. Increased sweating

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.