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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. body aches or pain
  3. confusion
  4. congestion
  5. cough
  6. delusions
  7. dementia
  8. dryness or soreness of the throat
  9. fever
  10. hoarseness
  11. rapid weight gain
  12. runny nose
  13. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  14. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  15. tingling of the hands or feet
  16. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  17. trouble with swallowing
  18. unusual weight gain or loss
  19. voice changes

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. change in personality
  3. change in vision
  4. chest tightness
  5. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  6. difficult or labored breathing
  7. difficulty with sleeping
  8. difficulty with speaking
  9. dizziness
  10. ear pain
  11. headache
  12. impaired vision
  13. inability to have or keep an erection
  14. increase in body movements
  15. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  16. loss of memory
  17. nervousness
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. problems with memory
  20. slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse


  1. Inability to move the eyes
  2. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  3. sticking out of the tongue
  4. uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  5. unusual facial expressions

Incidence not known

  1. Bloody or black, tarry stools
  2. constipation
  3. delayed or inability to have an orgasm
  4. painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  5. severe stomach pain
  6. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

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. Diarrhea
  2. dry mouth
  3. increased appetite
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. weight gain

Less common

  1. Change or problem with discharge of semen
  2. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. inability to have or keep an erection
  5. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  6. muscle pain or stiffness
  7. not able to have an orgasm
  8. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  9. tooth disorder
  10. twitching

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.