Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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. tightness in the chest
  7. 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

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. confusion as to time, place, or person
  10. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  11. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  12. decreased urination
  13. depression
  14. diarrhea
  15. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  16. difficulty with sleeping
  17. disorientation
  18. drowsiness to profound coma
  19. dry mouth
  20. expressed fear of impending death
  21. extremely high fever or body temperature
  22. fainting
  23. fast or deep breathing
  24. fast, weak pulse
  25. hallucinations
  26. headache
  27. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  28. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  29. lethargy
  30. loss of consciousness
  31. loss of strength or energy
  32. mood or other mental changes
  33. muscle cramps
  34. muscle pain or weakness
  35. nausea
  36. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  37. pale, clammy skin
  38. pinpoint pupils
  39. severe sleepiness
  40. sunken eyes
  41. sweating
  42. swelling in the legs and ankles
  43. thirst
  44. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  45. vomiting
  46. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  47. 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. trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Constipation
  2. constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  3. relaxed and calm

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.