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:


  1. Chills
  2. confusion
  3. cough
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. drowsiness
  7. fever
  8. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes
  9. seizures
  10. skin rash, hives, or itching
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. trouble breathing
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chest pain
  4. decreased urine output
  5. ear congestion
  6. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. headache
  8. increased thirst
  9. loss of consciousness
  10. loss of voice
  11. muscle pain or cramps
  12. nausea
  13. nervousness
  14. nosebleed
  15. pounding in the ears
  16. runny or stuffy nose
  17. slow or fast heartbeat
  18. sneezing
  19. sore throat
  20. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  21. vomiting

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:

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. diarrhea
  4. eye discharge or excessive tearing
  5. indigestion
  6. loss of appetite
  7. passing gas
  8. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  9. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort

Incidence not known

  1. Belching
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. heartburn
  4. redness of the face, neck, arms, and upper chest
  5. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  6. stomach cramps
  7. trouble 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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