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

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fainting
  6. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. hives or skin rash
  8. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  9. stomach tenderness
  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. Belching
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. change in taste
  5. cold sweats
  6. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. discouragement
  9. dizziness
  10. fear or nervousness
  11. feeling sad or empty
  12. frequent urge to urinate
  13. heartburn
  14. increased weight
  15. indigestion
  16. irritability
  17. loss of interest or pleasure
  18. loss of taste
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. muscle cramps
  21. muscle stiffness
  22. stomach upset
  23. swollen joints
  24. tingling of the hands or feet
  25. 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.

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