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

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. constipation
  4. depressed mood
  5. dizziness
  6. dry mouth
  7. dry skin and hair
  8. fainting
  9. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  10. feeling cold
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. hair loss
  14. hoarseness or husky voice
  15. increased hunger
  16. increased thirst
  17. increased urination
  18. muscle cramps and stiffness
  19. nausea
  20. severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting
  21. sweating
  22. troubled breathing
  23. unexplained weight loss
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting
  26. weight gain

Less common or rare

  1. Abdominal or stomach bloating
  2. anxious feeling
  3. behavior change similar to drunkenness
  4. changes in menstrual periods
  5. cold sweats
  6. confusion
  7. convulsions (seizures)
  8. cool, pale skin
  9. decreased sexual ability in males
  10. difficulty with concentrating
  11. drowsiness
  12. headache
  13. loss of appetite
  14. muscle cramps and stiffness
  15. nightmares
  16. restless sleep
  17. shakiness
  18. slurred speech
  19. swelling of the front part of the neck
  20. tiredness
  21. troubled breathing (rapid and deep)
  22. unconsciousness
  23. unusual thirst

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chills
  5. darkened urine
  6. fever
  7. indigestion
  8. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  9. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  10. severe constipation
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. decreased appetite
  3. diarrhea
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fast, shallow breathing
  6. feeling of warmth
  7. general feeling of discomfort
  8. light-colored stools
  9. muscle pain or cramping
  10. no blood pressure or pulse
  11. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  12. shortness of breath
  13. sleepiness
  14. stopping of heart
  15. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  16. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  17. weakness
  18. weight loss

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. Pain, redness, stinging, swelling, tingling, or burning sensation at the injection site
  2. passing of gas

Less common or rare

  1. Backache
  2. bladder pain
  3. cloudy urine
  4. cough
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. disturbed color perception
  7. double vision
  8. frequent urge to urinate
  9. frequent urination usually with very small amounts of urine
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. halos around lights
  12. itching skin
  13. joint pain
  14. lack of appetite
  15. loss of vision
  16. lower back or side pain
  17. muscle aches and pains
  18. night blindness
  19. overbright appearance of lights
  20. runny nose
  21. shivering
  22. sore throat
  23. stools that float, are foul smelling, and fatty in appearance
  24. trouble concentrating
  25. trouble sleeping
  26. tunnel vision

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.