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:

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheadedness
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. headache
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. sweating
  10. tightness in the chest
  11. tingling of the hands or feet
  12. unusual weight gain or loss


  1. Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  2. dark urine
  3. fever
  4. pale skin
  5. rapid heart rate
  6. sore throat
  7. unusual bleeding or bruising
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. chest tightness or heaviness
  5. confusion
  6. cough
  7. cracks in the skin
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. fainting
  11. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. feeling of warmth
  14. hives, itching, or rash
  15. increased sweating
  16. loss of heat from the body
  17. nausea or vomiting
  18. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  19. red, swollen skin
  20. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  21. scaly skin
  22. sensation of spinning
  23. weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  2. blurred or loss of vision
  3. bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  4. change in consciousness
  5. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  6. cold, clammy skin
  7. dark urine
  8. difficulty breathing
  9. disturbed color perception
  10. dizziness or lightheadedness
  11. double vision
  12. fever
  13. flushed skin
  14. halos around lights
  15. headache, severe and throbbing
  16. increased sweating
  17. loss of appetite
  18. loss of consciousness
  19. night blindness
  20. overbright appearance of lights
  21. pale skin
  22. paralysis
  23. slow or irregular heartbeat
  24. sore throat
  25. tunnel vision
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or 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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. congestion
  4. hoarseness
  5. lack or loss of strength
  6. runny nose
  7. sneezing
  8. stuffy nose
  9. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  10. voice changes

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.