Side Effects

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. Agitation
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. fever
  5. hoarseness
  6. irritability
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. painful or difficult urination
  9. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common

  1. Aggression
  2. anger
  3. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  4. confusion
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficult or troubled breathing
  7. dizziness
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  10. loss of appetite
  11. nausea
  12. stomach pain

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. Decreased appetite
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. rash
  4. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Change in walking and balance
  2. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  3. decreased weight
  4. drooling
  5. increased saliva

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.