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. Difficult or labored breathing
  2. dizziness, fainting, or lightheadedness
  3. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  4. shortness of breath
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. wheezing

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. chest pain
  3. fainting
  4. feeling of warmth
  5. fever
  6. increased sweating
  7. partial or slight paralysis
  8. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  9. shakiness and unsteady walk
  10. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  11. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  12. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  13. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination


  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest discomfort
  7. chest tightness or heaviness
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. convulsions
  11. cough
  12. decrease in the frequency of urination
  13. decrease in urine volume
  14. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. frequent urination
  18. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  19. headache
  20. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  21. nausea
  22. nervousness
  23. noisy breathing
  24. painful or difficult urination
  25. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  26. pounding in the ears
  27. sensation of pins and needles
  28. slow or fast heartbeat
  29. sore throat
  30. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  31. stabbing pain
  32. sweating
  33. swollen glands
  34. thickening of bronchial secretions
  35. troubled breathing
  36. unusual bleeding or bruising
  37. unusual tiredness or weakness
  38. yellow eyes or skin

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. Blurred vision or seeing spots

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. acid or sour stomach
  3. anxiety or mental depression
  4. belching
  5. constipation
  6. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  7. depression
  8. diarrhea
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. hearing loss
  12. heartburn
  13. indigestion
  14. lack or loss of strength
  15. loss of appetite
  16. sensation of spinning
  17. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  18. sleeplessness
  19. skin rash
  20. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  21. trouble with sleeping
  22. unable to sleep
  23. weight loss


  1. Bloated
  2. change in color vision
  3. change in taste
  4. cracks in the skin
  5. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  6. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  7. difficulty seeing at night
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. dry mouth
  10. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  11. eye pain or irritation
  12. false or unusual sense of well-being
  13. feeling of unreality
  14. full feeling
  15. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  16. hives or welts
  17. inability to have or keep an erection
  18. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  19. itching skin
  20. joint pain
  21. lack of feeling or emotion
  22. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  23. loss of heat from the body
  24. loss of memory
  25. muscle aching or cramping
  26. muscle pain or stiffness
  27. passing gas
  28. problems with memory
  29. red, swollen skin
  30. scaly skin
  31. sense of detachment from self or body
  32. severe sleepiness
  33. swollen joints
  34. swollen lips, mouth, or tongue
  35. uncaring uncontrolled eye movements

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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