Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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:

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. area rash
  3. blindness
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. blurred vision
  6. change in consciousness
  7. chills
  8. clay-colored stools
  9. cold sweats
  10. confusion
  11. convulsions
  12. dark urine
  13. decreased urine output
  14. decreased vision
  15. difficulty with swallowing
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. eye pain
  18. fainting
  19. fast or irregular heartbeat
  20. general tiredness or weakness
  21. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  22. hives, itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  23. increased thirst
  24. joint or muscle pain
  25. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  26. light-colored stools
  27. loss of consciousness
  28. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  29. red, irritated eyes
  30. redness of the skin
  31. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  32. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  33. tearing
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. unpleasant breath odor
  36. upper right stomach pain
  37. vomiting of blood
  38. yellow eyes and skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever
  4. loss of bladder control
  5. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  6. overactive reflexes
  7. poor coordination
  8. restlessness
  9. shivering
  10. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  11. sudden loss of consciousness
  12. sweating
  13. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  14. trembling or shaking
  15. twitching
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. 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:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. cough
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. dry mouth
  5. ear congestion
  6. frequent urination
  7. headache
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. loss of appetite
  10. loss of voice
  11. muscle aches
  12. nausea
  13. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  14. sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. stuffy or runny nose
  17. sweating increased
  18. trouble sleeping
  19. weight loss

Less common

  1. Abnormal orgasm
  2. acid or sour stomach
  3. belching
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in taste
  6. change or problem with discharge of semen
  7. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. feeling of warmth or redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  10. heartburn
  11. inability to have or keep an erection
  12. indigestion
  13. longer than usual time to ejaculation of semen
  14. loose stools
  15. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  16. loss of taste
  17. muscle cramps, pains, or stiffness
  18. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  19. stomach discomfort or upset
  20. sudden sweating
  21. swollen joints
  22. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

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.