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. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. cough
  4. dryness or soreness of the throat
  5. fever
  6. hoarseness
  7. runny nose
  8. tender or swollen glands in the neck
  9. trouble swallowing
  10. voice changes

Less common

  1. Chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  2. chills
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  6. feeling of warmth or heat
  7. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. headache
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of appetite
  12. muscle aches and pains
  13. nausea
  14. shivering
  15. slow or irregular heartbeat
  16. sweating
  17. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  18. trouble sleeping
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness
  20. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. itching
  3. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  4. no heartbeat
  5. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  6. red, irritated eyes
  7. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

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. Sneezing
  2. stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. constipation
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. degenerative disease of the joint
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. hearing loss
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. muscle aching or cramping
  12. muscle pains or stiffness
  13. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  14. rash
  15. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  16. swollen joints

Incidence not known

  1. Loss or thinning of the hair

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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