Side Effects

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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. Allergy
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  4. generalized swelling or swelling of the feet, ankles, or lower legs
  5. pain
  6. slow heartbeat
  7. trouble breathing
  8. weight gain

Less common

  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. anxiety
  3. arm, back, or jaw pain
  4. blood in the urine
  5. bloody, black or tarry stools
  6. chills
  7. cloudy urine
  8. cold sweats
  9. coma
  10. confusion
  11. cool pale skin
  12. cough
  13. dark urine
  14. decreased appetite
  15. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  16. depression
  17. difficulty with breathing
  18. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying position
  19. dry mouth
  20. fainting
  21. fast or irregular heartbeat
  22. fever
  23. flu-like symptoms
  24. flushed, dry skin
  25. fruit-like breath odor
  26. headache, sudden and severe
  27. inability to speak
  28. increased blood pressure
  29. increased hunger
  30. increased thirst
  31. increased urination
  32. itching
  33. joint stiffness or swelling
  34. large amount of cholesterol in the blood
  35. loss of appetite
  36. loss of consciousness
  37. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  38. mental depression
  39. muscle pain or cramps
  40. nervousness
  41. nightmares
  42. noisy, rattling breathing
  43. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  44. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  45. pounding in the ears
  46. pounding, slow heartbeat
  47. rapid breathing
  48. seizures
  49. shakiness
  50. slurred speech
  51. stomachache
  52. sweating
  53. swelling of the fingers or hands
  54. temporary blindness
  55. tenderness on the upper right side of the body
  56. trouble with breathing even at rest
  57. unexplained weight loss
  58. unusual bleeding or bruising
  59. weakness in the arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  60. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  61. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. diarrhea
  3. joint or muscle pain
  4. red irritated eyes
  5. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  6. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  7. swollen or painful glands
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Back pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. prickling or tingling sensation
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. changes in vision
  5. cold hands and feet
  6. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  7. decreased tearing
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. inability to have or keep an erection
  13. increased sweating
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. lack or loss of strength
  16. loose teeth
  17. loss of sexual ability, desire, or performance
  18. loss of strength or energy
  19. muscle aches, stiffness, or weakness
  20. nausea
  21. persistent breath odor or bad taste in your mouth
  22. redness and swelling of the gums
  23. sensation of spinning
  24. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  25. sore throat
  26. stomach pain
  27. stuffy or runny nose
  28. sugar in the urine
  29. trouble sleeping
  30. unusual weak feeling
  31. vomiting
  32. weight loss

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.

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