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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. difficult or labored breathing
  3. difficulty swallowing
  4. fainting
  5. false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  6. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  8. redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
  9. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  10. sense of detachment from self or body
  11. shortness of breath
  12. slow or irregular heartbeat
  13. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. convulsions
  3. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  4. decrease in consciousness
  5. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  6. fear or nervousness
  7. fever
  8. hyperventilation
  9. increased sweating
  10. loss of bladder control
  11. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  12. pale skin
  13. shakiness in legs, arms, hands, or feet
  14. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  15. stomach pain
  16. sudden loss of consciousness
  17. swelling in legs and ankles
  18. trembling or shaking of hands or feet

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. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. drowsiness
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. nausea
  5. relaxed and calm
  6. sensation of spinning
  7. sleepiness
  8. sweaty, clammy skin
  9. vomiting

Less common

  1. Dry mouth
  2. Headache


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. aggressive or angry
  3. belching
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning
  6. changes in speech
  7. confusion
  8. cough
  9. discouragement
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  11. dysphoria
  12. excessive crying
  13. false or unusual sense of well-being
  14. feeling of heaviness
  15. feeling of warmth
  16. feeling sad or empty
  17. floating feeling
  18. frequent strong or increased urge to urinate
  19. headache
  20. heartburn
  21. hives or welts
  22. indigestion
  23. irritability
  24. itching of skin
  25. lack of appetite
  26. loss of interest or pleasure
  27. nervousness
  28. numbness
  29. pounding in the ears
  30. restlessness
  31. skin rash
  32. slow or fast heartbeat
  33. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  34. tiredness
  35. trouble concentrating
  36. trouble sleeping
  37. tingling feeling of unreality
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site

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.