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:

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  5. difficult or labored breathing
  6. frequent urge to urinate
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. tightness in the chest
  10. tingling of the hands or feet
  11. unusual weight gain or loss


  1. Fast heartbeat
  2. fever
  3. hives, itching, or skin rash
  4. hoarseness
  5. irritation
  6. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  7. redness of the skin
  8. troubled swallowing

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. decrease in the frequency of urination
  4. decrease in the urine volume
  5. decreased vision
  6. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  7. eye pain or discomfort, or red eyes
  8. headache
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. nausea
  11. seeing halos around lights
  12. tearing
  13. 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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. ear congestion
  5. loss of voice
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. sneezing
  8. sore throat
  9. stuffy or runny nose
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Diarrhea
  2. dry mouth
  3. flushed, dry skin
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. increased hunger
  6. increased thirst
  7. increased urination
  8. loss of appetite
  9. loss of consciousness
  10. pain in the arms or legs
  11. stomachache
  12. sweating
  13. trouble sleeping
  14. unexplained weight loss
  15. weakness

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.