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. chills
  3. cold or flu-like symptoms
  4. cough or hoarseness
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. ear congestion
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. loss of voice
  10. nasal congestion
  11. runny nose
  12. sneezing
  13. sore throat
  14. 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. shortness of breath
  7. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  8. tightness in the chest
  9. trauma
  10. trouble with swallowing
  11. voice changes


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

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
  5. itching
  6. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. skin rash
  9. 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. general feeling or discomfort or illness
  4. increased hunger
  5. increased urination
  6. muscle pain
  7. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  8. nausea
  9. no blood pressure or pulse
  10. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  11. palpitations or pounding in the ears
  12. pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse
  13. sleeplessness
  14. slow heartbeat
  15. stopping of heart
  16. sudden loss of consciousness
  17. unconsciousness
  18. 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
  10. trouble sleeping

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.