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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  4. feeling of warmth or heat
  5. fever
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. headache
  8. hoarseness
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. painful or difficult urination
  11. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. darkening of the skin
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hives, itching, skin rash
  10. loss of appetite
  11. mental depression
  12. nausea
  13. overactive reflexes
  14. poor coordination
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. rapid weight gain
  17. restlessness shivering talking or acting with excitement you cannot control tightness in the chest
  18. tingling of the hands or feet
  19. trembling or shaking twitching
  20. unusual weight gain or loss
  21. vomiting

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. difficult or troubled breathing
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. drowsiness
  6. irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
  7. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  8. pinpoint pupils
  9. relaxed and calm feeling
  10. sleepiness
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. stomach pain
  4. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. runny nose
  4. sneezing
  5. stuffy nose

Incidence not known

  1. Burning or sore mouth
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings inside the mouth
  3. decline or loss of libido or sexual desire
  4. irritability
  5. mood swings
  6. poor concentration
  7. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  8. reduced muscle strength
  9. swelling, inflammation, or redness of the mouth

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.