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:

Less common

  1. Cough producing mucus
  2. difficulty breathing
  3. shortness of breath
  4. tightness in chest
  5. wheezing


  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. nervousness
  7. pounding in the ears
  8. slow or fast heartbeat

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  3. not breathing
  4. seizures

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. extremely shallow or slow breathing
  3. irregular heartbeats
  4. loss of consciousness
  5. shortness of breath
  6. swelling in hands and feet

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. Dizziness
  2. nausea
  3. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  4. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. bloody nose
  3. body aches or pain
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in taste
  6. clammy skin
  7. congestion
  8. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  9. cough
  10. dry mouth
  11. dryness or soreness of throat
  12. ear pain
  13. false or unusual sense of well-being
  14. fear or nervousness
  15. feeling of warmth or heat
  16. fever
  17. floating feeling
  18. flushing or redness of skin, especially on face and neck
  19. headache
  20. hearing loss
  21. heat sensation on body
  22. hoarseness
  23. loss of appetite
  24. nasal irritation
  25. runny nose
  26. shakiness
  27. skin itching
  28. sleeplessness
  29. sneezing
  30. stomach pain
  31. stuffy nose
  32. tender, swollen glands in neck
  33. trouble in swallowing
  34. trouble sleeping
  35. unable to sleep
  36. voice changes
  37. weight loss


  1. Sweating
  2. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. problems in speaking
  5. sensation of spinning

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.