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. Aggressive or angry
  2. anxiety
  3. change in personality
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. crying
  7. deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  8. delusions of persecution, mistrust, suspiciousness, or combativeness
  9. diarrhea
  10. dry mouth
  11. false or unusual sense of well-being
  12. feeling of unreality
  13. fever
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. hoarseness
  17. irregular heartbeat
  18. irritability
  19. joint pain
  20. loss of appetite
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. mental depression
  23. muscle aches and pains
  24. nausea
  25. numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
  26. painful or difficult urination
  27. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  28. rapidly changing moods
  29. restlessness
  30. sense of detachment from self or body
  31. shaking
  32. shivering
  33. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  34. sore throat
  35. stuffy or runny nose
  36. sweating
  37. trouble sleeping
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness
  39. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  4. discouragement
  5. dizziness or lightheadedness
  6. double vision
  7. earache
  8. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. increase in body movements
  11. loss of bladder control
  12. loss of memory
  13. mood or mental changes
  14. outburst of anger
  15. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  16. problems with memory
  17. redness or swelling in the ear
  18. seizures
  19. sensation of spinning
  20. shakiness and unsteady walk
  21. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  22. tightness of the chest
  23. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  24. trouble concentrating
  25. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Incidence not known

  1. Attempts at killing oneself
  2. being forgetful
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  8. blurred vision
  9. changes in vision
  10. chest pain
  11. coma
  12. confusion
  13. constipation
  14. dark urine
  15. difficulty with moving
  16. fast heartbeat
  17. fever with or without chills
  18. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  19. high fever
  20. increased thirst
  21. indigestion
  22. itching
  23. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  24. light-colored stools
  25. muscle pains or stiffness
  26. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  27. pale skin
  28. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  29. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  30. red, irritated eyes
  31. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  32. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  33. stomach pain, continuing
  34. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  35. swollen glands
  36. swollen joints
  37. thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
  38. trouble with balance
  39. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  40. uncontrolled jerking or twisting movements of the hands, arms, or legs
  41. uncontrolled movements of the lips, tongue, or cheeks
  42. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  43. unusual bleeding or bruising
  44. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  45. weight loss
  46. yellow eyes or skin

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. Loss of strength or energy
  2. muscle pain or weakness
  3. pain
  4. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  5. trouble swallowing
  6. unusual weak feeling
  7. voice changes

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. change in the color of the skin
  4. congestion
  5. cough increased
  6. sneezing

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair

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.

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