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. Confusion
  2. dizziness
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. fever
  5. headache
  6. trouble breathing

Less common

  1. Decrease in the frequency of urination
  2. decrease in the urine volume
  3. difficulty with passing urine (dribbling)
  4. painful urination

Rare

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. cough
  4. decreased urine
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dry mouth
  8. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  9. increased thirst
  10. loss of appetite
  11. loss of bladder control
  12. loss of consciousness
  13. mood changes
  14. muscle pain or cramps
  15. nausea or vomiting
  16. noisy breathing
  17. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  18. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  19. seizures
  20. skin rash, hives, or itching
  21. sweating
  22. total body jerking
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. blurred vision
  4. chills
  5. diarrhea
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. fixed position of the eye
  8. heart stops
  9. hoarseness
  10. inability to move the eyes
  11. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  12. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  13. no pulse or blood pressure
  14. noisy breathing
  15. overactive reflexes
  16. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  17. poor coordination
  18. pounding heartbeat
  19. red irritated eyes
  20. red skin lesions often with a purple center
  21. restlessness
  22. shivering
  23. slow or irregular breathing
  24. sore throat
  25. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  26. sticking out of the tongue
  27. sweating
  28. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  29. trembling or shaking
  30. trouble with speaking
  31. twitching
  32. unconscious
  33. uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  34. unusual facial expressions
  35. vomiting

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. Anxiety
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. dry mouth
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. hyperventilation
  6. irritability
  7. shaking
  8. trouble sleeping

Rare

  1. Difficulty with speaking
  2. drooling
  3. loss of balance control
  4. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  5. shuffling walk
  6. stiffness of the limbs
  7. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

Incidence not known

  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. hiccups
  3. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  4. redness of the skin

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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