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:

Less common

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. cough or cough producing mucus
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. ear congestion
  7. fever
  8. headache
  9. loss of voice
  10. runny or stuffy nose
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. tightness in the chest
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. chest pain
  4. cloudy urine
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. frequent urge to urinate
  8. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  9. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  10. swelling of the feet or lower legs

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion
  2. dark-colored urine
  3. diarrhea (severe) with weight loss
  4. dizziness
  5. hives or itching
  6. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  7. muscle cramps or spasms
  8. muscle pain or stiffness
  9. nausea or vomiting
  10. weakness or heaviness of the legs

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness
  4. sweating

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. Back pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. dry mouth
  4. flushed, dry skin
  5. fruit-like breath odor
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. increased hunger
  8. increased thirst
  9. increased urination
  10. loss of appetite
  11. muscle aches
  12. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  13. shivering
  14. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. trouble swallowing
  17. unexplained weight loss


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  5. heartburn
  6. indigestion
  7. rapid weight gain
  8. rash
  9. sensation of spinning
  10. tingling of the hands or feet
  11. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. redness of the skin
  4. welts

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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