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:

More common

  1. Drowsiness
  2. relaxed and calm
  3. sleepiness

Incidence not known

  1. Aggressive, angry
  2. agitation
  3. attack, assault, or force
  4. black, tarry stools
  5. bleeding gums
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bluish lips or skin
  8. blurred vision
  9. change in consciousness
  10. chills
  11. coma
  12. confusion
  13. confusion about identity, place, and time
  14. cough or hoarseness
  15. dark urine
  16. decreased urine output
  17. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  18. difficulty with speaking
  19. discouragement
  20. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  21. drooling
  22. dry mouth
  23. excitation
  24. false or unusual sense of well-being
  25. fast or irregular heartbeat
  26. feeling sad or empty
  27. fever with or without chills
  28. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  29. headache
  30. hives, itching, or rash
  31. hyperventilation
  32. increased thirst
  33. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  34. irritability
  35. loss of appetite
  36. loss of balance control
  37. loss of consciousness
  38. loss of interest or pleasure
  39. loss of memory
  40. lower back or side pain
  41. muscle pain, cramps, trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  42. nausea or vomiting
  43. not breathing
  44. painful or difficult urination
  45. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  46. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  47. problems with memory
  48. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  49. reddening of the skin, especially around ears
  50. restlessness
  51. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  52. seizures
  53. shaking
  54. shuffling walk
  55. sore throat
  56. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  57. stiffness of the limbs
  58. stomach pain
  59. sweating
  60. swelling of the eyes or inside of the nose
  61. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  62. swollen glands
  63. thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
  64. tightness in the chest
  65. trouble concentrating
  66. trouble sleeping
  67. twisting movements of body
  68. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  69. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  70. unpleasant breath odor
  71. unusual bleeding or bruising
  72. unusual tiredness or weakness
  73. vomiting of blood
  74. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  2. increased sweating
  3. loss of strength or energy
  4. nightmares
  5. shakiness and unsteady walk
  6. slurred speech
  7. trouble speaking
  8. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  9. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  10. unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability
  11. unusual paleness
  12. unusual weak feeling

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Being forgetful
  2. clumsiness
  3. constipation
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. disturbed color perception
  6. dizziness or lightheadedness
  7. double vision
  8. drowsiness
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  11. halos around lights
  12. inability to have or keep an erection
  13. increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  14. increased interest in sexual intercourse
  15. lack or loss of self-control
  16. lethargy
  17. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  18. muscle aches, twitching, or weakness
  19. night blindness
  20. overbright appearance of lights
  21. rapid weight gain
  22. sensation of spinning
  23. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  24. shivering
  25. stupor
  26. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  27. tunnel vision
  28. weak or feeble pulse

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.