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:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. muscle aches
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stuffy or runny nose
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain
  4. diarrhea
  5. dizziness
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. joint or muscle pain
  8. loss of appetite
  9. nausea
  10. nervousness
  11. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  12. pounding in the ears
  13. slow or fast heartbeat
  14. sweating
  15. tightness of the chest
  16. tingling of the hands or feet
  17. trouble sleeping
  18. troubled breathing
  19. unusual weight gain or loss
  20. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  2. muscle spasms
  3. noisy breathing
  4. tremor

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest discomfort
  3. chest heaviness
  4. confusion
  5. decreased urine
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. drowsiness
  8. fruit-like breath odor
  9. increased hunger or thirst
  10. increased urination
  11. loss of appetite
  12. muscle cramps
  13. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  14. rapid, deep breathing
  15. restlessness
  16. seizures
  17. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  18. stomach cramp or pain
  19. unexplained weight loss

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. Creamy white, curd-like patches in the mouth or throat
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. muscle stiffness
  4. pain when eating or swallowing

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.