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. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. chest tightness
  6. cough producing mucus
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  9. difficulty breathing
  10. dizziness
  11. fever
  12. frequent urge to urinate
  13. headache
  14. loss of appetite
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. mouth or throat pain
  17. nausea
  18. nervousness
  19. pale skin
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. rapid weight gain
  22. slow or fast heartbeat
  23. stomach pain
  24. tingling of the hands or feet
  25. trouble breathing
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. unusual weight gain or loss


  1. Breakdown or tearing of the skin
  2. chills
  3. irregular heartbeat, recurrent
  4. irritation, itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  5. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. blurred vision
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. darkening of the skin
  7. difficulty swallowing
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. drowsiness
  10. headache, severe and throbbing
  11. hives, skin rash
  12. irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
  13. mental depression
  14. overactive reflexes
  15. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  16. pinpoint pupils
  17. poor coordination
  18. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  19. relaxed and calm feeling
  20. restlessness
  21. shivering
  22. sleepiness
  23. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  24. toothache
  25. trembling or shaking
  26. twitching
  27. vomiting

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. chest pain
  3. cold and clammy skin
  4. increased sweating
  5. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  6. difficult or trouble breathing
  7. increased sweating
  8. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  9. loss of consciousness
  10. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  11. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  12. swelling in legs and ankles

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
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement
  5. hoarseness
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. runny nose
  8. sneezing
  9. stuffy nose
  10. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. bruise
  4. decreased appetite
  5. fall
  6. feeling of warmth or heat
  7. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  8. itching, skin rash
  9. muscle aches or spams
  10. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  11. sore throat


  1. Lack or loss of strength
  2. muscle or bone pain
  3. neck pain
  4. stomach discomfort

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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