Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. fever
  3. shakiness and unsteady walk
  4. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Less common

  1. Change in speech pattern
  2. restlessness
  3. slurred speech
  4. trouble sitting still
  5. trouble speaking

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. chest pain
  7. chills
  8. confusion as to time, place, or person
  9. cough
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficult or trouble breathing
  12. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  13. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  14. itching, rash, hives, or welts
  15. joint or muscle pain
  16. lack of feeling or emotion
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  19. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  20. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  21. red, irritated eyes
  22. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  23. sore throat
  24. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  25. swollen glands
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation
  2. blurred vision
  3. change or loss of consciousness
  4. changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  5. confusion
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. loss of strength or energy
  8. nightmares
  9. shakiness and unsteady walk
  10. slurred speech
  11. sweating
  12. talkativeness
  13. trouble speaking
  14. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  15. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  16. unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability

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. Aggressive
  2. body aches or pain
  3. decreased appetite
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement
  5. drooling
  6. ear congestion
  7. irritability
  8. loss of voice
  9. runny or stuffy nose
  10. sneezing
  11. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. cloudy urine
  3. cough with mucus
  4. frequent urge to urinate
  5. increased appetite
  6. lower back or side pain

Incidence not known

  1. Double vision
  2. full or bloated feeling
  3. headache
  4. muscle spasms
  5. pressure in the stomach
  6. red skin
  7. swelling of the stomach area

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.