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. Diarrhea
  2. full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  3. nausea
  4. stomach pain
  5. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the stools
  4. chest discomfort or pain
  5. chills
  6. cold or flu-like symptoms
  7. cough
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. increased sweating
  13. joint pain
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of bowel control
  16. muscle aches and pains
  17. runny nose
  18. shivering
  19. sore throat
  20. sweating
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. trouble sleeping
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness
  24. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  2. blurred vision
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty with swallowing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fainting
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. hives or skin rash
  9. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  10. swelling

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Dry heaves
  2. dry mouth
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. paleness of the skin
  6. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  7. severe, unusual tiredness or weakness
  8. weight loss

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. Excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  2. passing gas

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. change in taste
  6. cold sweats
  7. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. discouragement
  10. dizziness
  11. fear or nervousness
  12. feeling sad or empty
  13. frequent urge to urinate
  14. heartburn
  15. increased weight
  16. indigestion
  17. irritability
  18. loss of interest or pleasure
  19. loss of taste
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. muscle cramps
  22. muscle stiffness
  23. sore throat
  24. stomach upset
  25. swollen joints
  26. tingling of the hands or feet
  27. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, or feeling of sluggishness

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.