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. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. decreased urine
  3. dry mouth
  4. increased thirst
  5. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  6. loss of appetite
  7. mood changes
  8. muscle pain or cramps
  9. nausea or vomiting
  10. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  11. seizures
  12. slow or irregular heartbeat
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. decreased ability to exercise
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. joint stiffness or swelling
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  7. tightness in the chest

Incidence not known

  1. Persistent non-healing sore
  2. pink growth
  3. reddish patch or irritated area
  4. shiny bump
  5. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chemical imbalance in the blood
  4. cold, clammy skin
  5. coma
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. dilated neck veins
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. drowsiness
  11. fast or pounding heartbeat or pulse
  12. frequent urination
  13. headache
  14. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  15. irregular breathing
  16. irritability
  17. noisy breathing
  18. not able to pass urine
  19. pain or aching in the lower legs
  20. pain or weakness in the hands or feet
  21. seizures
  22. sweating
  23. trembling
  24. unconsciousness
  25. very drowsy or sleepy
  26. weak pulse
  27. weakness and heaviness of the legs
  28. weight gain

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. Chills
  2. diarrhea
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. fever
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. muscle aches
  7. nightmares
  8. runny nose
  9. sensation of spinning
  10. shivering
  11. sleepiness
  12. sore throat
  13. trouble sleeping
  14. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common

  1. Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  2. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. earache
  5. hearing loss
  6. inability to have or keep an erection
  7. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  8. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  9. weight loss

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.