Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Shortness of breath
  2. swelling of the gums, mouth, or tongue
  3. tightness in the chest
  4. tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet

Less common

  1. Burning, tingling, or prickly sensations in the nose, mouth, or head
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. dryness or pain in the throat
  5. fast or irregular heartbeat
  6. muscle pain
  7. nasal blister or sore
  8. numbness of the nose or mouth


  1. Difficulty speaking
  2. loss of memory
  3. migraine headache
  4. pinpoint red or purple spots on skin
  5. skin rash
  6. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  7. wheezing

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Cold sweat
  2. confusion
  3. convulsions (seizures)
  4. diarrhea
  5. dizziness
  6. drooling
  7. hearing and vision changes
  8. nausea and vomiting
  9. pale skin
  10. stomach pain
  11. tremors
  12. weakness

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. Back pain
  2. constipation
  3. cough
  4. headache
  5. hot, peppery feeling in the back of the throat or nose
  6. indigestion
  7. nausea
  8. runny nose
  9. sneezing
  10. watery eyes

Less common

  1. Acne
  2. change in sense of smell or taste
  3. dryness, burning, itching, or irritation of the eyes
  4. earache
  5. flushing of the face
  6. hoarseness
  7. itching
  8. menstrual disorder
  9. nosebleed
  10. passing of gas
  11. sinus problems
  12. soreness of the teeth and gums
  13. stomach pain
  14. stuffy nose


  1. Changes in vision
  2. diarrhea
  3. dry mouth
  4. hiccups
  5. increased amount of sputum

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.