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:

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blurred vision
  3. dizziness
  4. headache
  5. nervousness
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. rapid weight gain
  8. slow or fast heartbeat
  9. tingling of the hands or feet
  10. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. chest pain
  8. coma
  9. constipation
  10. continuing vomiting
  11. convulsions
  12. dark-colored urine
  13. decreased urine output
  14. depression
  15. fainting
  16. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  17. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  18. high fever
  19. high or low blood pressure
  20. hostility
  21. increased sweating
  22. indigestion
  23. infection from breathing foreign substances into the lungs
  24. itching
  25. lethargy
  26. light-colored stools
  27. lip smacking or puckering
  28. loss of consciousness
  29. muscle twitching
  30. no blood pressure
  31. no breathing
  32. no pulse
  33. numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  34. pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  35. pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
  36. pain, tension, and weakness upon walking that subsides during periods of rest
  37. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  38. pounding, slow heartbeat
  39. puffing of the cheeks
  40. rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  41. rapid weight gain
  42. recurrent fainting
  43. red irritated eyes
  44. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  45. seizures
  46. severe constipation
  47. severe headache
  48. severe muscle stiffness
  49. severe vomiting
  50. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  51. stupor
  52. sudden severe weakness
  53. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  54. total body jerking
  55. trouble with speaking or walking
  56. troubled breathing
  57. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  58. uncontrolled chewing movements
  59. unusual bleeding or bruising
  60. unusually pale skin
  61. vomiting
  62. yellow eyes and 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. Confusion

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. change in walking and balance
  6. chills
  7. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  8. cough producing mucus
  9. coughing
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  12. difficulty with breathing
  13. difficulty with moving
  14. discouragement
  15. dry mouth
  16. fear
  17. feeling sad or empty
  18. fever
  19. frequent urge to urinate
  20. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  21. hyperventilation
  22. insomnia
  23. irritability
  24. joint pain
  25. loss of appetite
  26. loss of bladder control
  27. loss of interest or pleasure
  28. lower back or side pain
  29. muscle pain or stiffness
  30. nausea
  31. nervousness
  32. pain
  33. pain in the joints
  34. restlessness
  35. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  36. shortness of breath
  37. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  38. sore throat
  39. tightness in the chest
  40. tiredness
  41. trouble with concentrating
  42. trouble with sleeping
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. vomiting
  45. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except smallest finger
  3. cold sweats
  4. cool pale skin
  5. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. heartburn
  9. inability to have or keep an erection
  10. increased hunger
  11. large amounts of fat in the blood
  12. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  13. nightmares
  14. shakiness
  15. slurred speech
  16. stomach cramps
  17. stomach upset
  18. tenderness in the stomach area
  19. watery or bloody diarrhea

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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