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. Severe diarrhea
  2. stomach pain

Less common

  1. Heartburn
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea
  4. vomiting
  5. weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding from the rectum
  2. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  3. chest tightness
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. decreased urination
  7. difficulty swallowing
  8. dizziness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fainting
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. hives or welts, itching, skin rash or redness
  13. increase in heart rate
  14. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  15. lightheadedness
  16. loss of bowel control
  17. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  18. rapid breathing
  19. sunken eyes
  20. thirst
  21. trouble breathing
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness
  23. wrinkled 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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. ear congestion
  4. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  5. fever
  6. full or bloated feeling
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. passing gas
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stuffy or runny nose

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. indigestion
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. pressure in the stomach
  6. stomach discomfort or upset
  7. swelling of the stomach area

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.