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:


  1. Shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
  2. signs of hypersensitivity reactions, such as swelling of face, lips, or eyelids

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. burning or pain while urinating, blood in urine, or frequent urge to urinate
  2. chest pain
  3. creamy white, curd-like patches in the mouth or throat and/or pain when eating or swallowing
  4. dizziness or sense of constant movement or surroundings
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. irregular or fast heartbeat
  7. itching, rash, or hives
  8. sinus problems
  9. stomach or abdominal pain
  10. swelling of fingers, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness
  12. weight gain


  1. Bleeding from rectum or bloody stools
  2. blurred vision or other changes in vision
  3. diarrhea or nausea
  4. fainting or feeling faint
  5. fever
  6. frequent urination or unusual thirst
  7. growth inhibition in children
  8. high blood pressure
  9. increased fat deposits in face, neck, and trunk
  10. increased skin pigmentation
  11. loss of appetite
  12. menstrual changes
  13. mood or mental changes
  14. numbness
  15. pain or burning in chest
  16. vomiting

Additional side effects may occur if you take this medicine for a long time. Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects occur:

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. Cold-like symptoms
  2. cough
  3. dry mouth or throat
  4. headache
  5. sore throat, hoarseness or voice change

Less common or rare

  1. Constipation
  2. nosebleeds
  3. trouble in sleeping

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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