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:

Less common

  1. Chills
  2. cold sweats
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular pulse
  6. headache
  7. numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  8. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  9. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  10. trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  11. weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loose skin
  2. blood in the stool or urine
  3. chest tightness
  4. convulsions (seizures)
  5. cough
  6. diarrhea
  7. dilated or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  8. feeling irritated
  9. fever
  10. hives, itching, rash
  11. hoarseness
  12. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  14. loss of bladder control
  15. muscle pain
  16. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  17. nosebleeds
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. red, irritated eyes
  20. red skin
  21. sore throat
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  23. sudden loss of consciousness
  24. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  25. talking, feeling, or acting with excitement
  26. trouble breathing or swallowing
  27. unusual bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. vomiting blood

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. Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  2. decreased appetite
  3. inability to have an orgasm
  4. inability to have or keep an erection
  5. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  6. loss of sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  7. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  8. sleeplessness

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. continuous ringing, buzzing, or other unexplained noise in the ears
  3. decreased weight
  4. difficult urination
  5. fear or nervousness
  6. hearing loss
  7. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  8. jitteriness
  9. lack or loss of strength
  10. loss of taste

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.