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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. indigestion
  3. stomach upset
  4. tenderness in the stomach area

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. difficult or troubled breathing
  3. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  4. noisy breathing
  5. shakiness and unsteady walk
  6. shortness of breath
  7. tightness in the chest
  8. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Incidence not known

  1. Chills
  2. cold sweats
  3. confusion
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. difficulty with swallowing
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. flushing or redness of the skin
  9. hearing loss
  10. hives
  11. itching
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  14. skin rash
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. swollen glands
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness
  20. unusually warm skin
  21. wheezing

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation or combativeness
  2. anxiety
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bloody stools
  5. blue lips and fingernails
  6. change in consciousness
  7. cold, clammy skin
  8. confusion
  9. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  10. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  11. decreased urination
  12. depression
  13. diarrhea
  14. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  15. dry mouth
  16. expressed fear of impending death
  17. extremely high fever or body temperature
  18. fainting
  19. fast or deep breathing
  20. fast, weak pulse
  21. hallucinations
  22. headache
  23. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  24. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  25. lethargy
  26. loss of consciousness
  27. loss of strength or energy
  28. muscle cramps
  29. muscle pain or weakness
  30. nausea
  31. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  32. pale, clammy skin
  33. severe sleepiness
  34. sunken eyes
  35. sweating
  36. swelling in the legs and ankles
  37. thirst
  38. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  39. vomiting
  40. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  41. wrinkled skin

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. Drowsiness

Less common

  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. sensation of spinning


  1. Hyperventilation
  2. irritability
  3. shaking
  4. sleeplessness
  5. trouble sleeping
  6. unable to sleep

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.