Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. hoarseness
  9. loss of voice
  10. runny or stuffy nose
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. cough-producing mucous
  3. dry throat
  4. labored breathing
  5. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  6. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  7. tightness in the chest
  8. trauma
  9. trouble with swallowing
  10. voice changes


  1. Decreased urine
  2. dry mouth
  3. fainting
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. increased thirst
  6. loss of appetite
  7. noisy breathing
  8. seizures

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. hives, itching, skin rash
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. sweating

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest tightness or heaviness
  3. diarrhea
  4. general feeling or discomfort or illness
  5. increased hunger
  6. increased urination
  7. loss of consciousness
  8. muscle pain
  9. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  10. nausea
  11. no blood pressure or pulse
  12. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  13. palpitations or pounding in the ears
  14. pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse
  15. slow heartbeat
  16. stopping of the heart
  17. sudden loss of consciousness
  18. trouble sleeping
  19. 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:

Less common

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. increased mucous in the throat and lungs
  4. leg cramps
  5. muscle cramps
  6. redness of the skin
  7. restlessness
  8. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  9. 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.