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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. decreased weight
  4. diarrhea
  5. fever
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. headache
  8. hoarseness
  9. increased sweating
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of appetite
  12. lower back or side pain
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nausea
  15. painful or difficult urination
  16. pale skin
  17. runny nose
  18. shivering
  19. sore throat
  20. sweating
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. troubled breathing with exertion
  23. unusual bleeding or bruising
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  2. increase in mucous from the lungs
  3. restlessness

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. Change in hearing
  2. change in taste
  3. congestion
  4. ear drainage
  5. earache or pain in the ear
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of taste
  8. rash
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. stomach pain
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. swollen glands

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.