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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Dizziness
  2. tingling of the scalp or skin

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. chills
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. confusion
  8. dark urine
  9. diarrhea
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  11. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. fever
  14. general tiredness and weakness
  15. headache
  16. itching skin
  17. light-colored stools
  18. loss of appetite
  19. nausea and vomiting
  20. palpitations
  21. sensation of spinning
  22. skin rash
  23. sweating
  24. unpleasant breath odor
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. vomiting of blood
  27. wheezing
  28. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. cough
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. hives or welts
  6. hoarseness
  7. irritation
  8. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  9. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. redness of skin
  13. shortness of breath
  14. slow heartbeat
  15. swelling of eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  16. tightness in chest
  17. troubled breathing or swallowing

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Convulsions
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extreme fatigue
  4. irregular breathing
  5. loss of bladder control
  6. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  7. noisy breathing
  8. sudden loss of consciousness
  9. weight gain

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. Stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. change in taste or bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. heartburn
  6. inability to have or keep an erection
  7. increased yawning
  8. indigestion
  9. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  10. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  11. stomach discomfort or upset
  12. vomiting

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.