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 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. blurred vision
  3. change in vision
  4. change in walking and balance
  5. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  6. difficulty with speaking
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. drooling
  9. impaired vision
  10. inability to sit still
  11. loss of balance control
  12. mask-like face
  13. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  14. need to keep moving
  15. rapid weight gain
  16. restlessness
  17. shuffling walk
  18. slowed movements
  19. slurred speech
  20. stiffness of the arms and legs
  21. tic-like (jerky) movements of the head, face, mouth, and neck
  22. tingling of the hands or feet
  23. trembling or shaking of the fingers, hands, feet, legs, or arms
  24. twisting movements of the body
  25. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  26. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. bruising
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. chest pain
  6. difficult or labored breathing
  7. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  8. dizziness
  9. excessive muscle tone
  10. frequent urge to urinate
  11. headache
  12. inability to move the eyes
  13. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  14. itching of the vagina or genital area
  15. lack of coordination
  16. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  17. loss of bladder control
  18. loss of memory
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. muscle tension or tightness
  21. nervousness
  22. pain during sexual intercourse
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. problems with memory
  25. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  26. slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  27. speaking is less clear than usual
  28. sticking out the tongue
  29. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. twitching
  32. uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  33. unusual or incomplete body or facial movements
  34. weakness of the arms and legs

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. change in personality
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. discouragement
  7. feeling sad or empty
  8. fever
  9. heartburn
  10. increased appetite
  11. increased cough
  12. indigestion
  13. lack of appetite
  14. lack or loss of strength
  15. loss of interest or pleasure
  16. runny nose
  17. sneezing
  18. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  19. stuffy nose
  20. thirst
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. trouble with concentrating
  23. watering of the mouth

Less common

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. cold sweats
  5. congestion
  6. cough
  7. dry skin
  8. dryness or soreness of the throat
  9. false or unusual sense of well-being
  10. heavy menstrual bleeding (periods)
  11. hoarseness
  12. joint pain
  13. lack of feeling or emotion
  14. leg cramps
  15. pain in the arms or legs
  16. pimples
  17. sweating
  18. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  19. uncaring feelings
  20. voice change
  21. vomiting

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.

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