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. Change in vision
  2. change in walking or balance
  3. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  4. cough
  5. crying
  6. dizziness
  7. double vision
  8. false sense of well-being
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. fever
  11. mental depression
  12. sensation of spinning
  13. sneezing
  14. sore throat
  15. uncontrolled back-and-forth or rolling eye movements

Less common

  1. Agitation
  2. awkwardness
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. bruising
  6. confusion about identity, place, and time
  7. decreased urination
  8. difficulty with focusing the eyes
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. fast or irregular heartbeat
  11. frequent falls
  12. frequent urge to urinate
  13. headache
  14. hoarseness
  15. increased thirst
  16. loss of consciousness
  17. memory loss
  18. muscle cramps
  19. pain or burning while urinating
  20. pain or tenderness around the eyes or cheekbones
  21. problems with coordination
  22. shaking or trembling of the arms, legs, hands, and feet
  23. seizures
  24. skin rash
  25. stuffy or runny nose
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. trouble with walking
  28. troubled breathing
  29. unusual feelings
  30. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding or crusting sores on the lips
  3. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. hives or welts, itching
  7. irritability
  8. joint pain
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  10. muscle pain or weakness
  11. purple spots on the skin
  12. rectal bleeding
  13. redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  14. restlessness
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  16. stomach upset
  17. swelling of the legs
  18. swollen glands

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloating
  3. constipation
  4. dark urine
  5. decrease in height
  6. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  7. difficulty swallowing
  8. dry skin and hair
  9. fainting
  10. feeling cold
  11. hair loss
  12. hostility
  13. indigestion
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of consciousness
  16. muscle stiffness or twitching
  17. nausea
  18. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  19. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  20. pounding, slow heartbeat
  21. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  22. rapid weight gain
  23. severe sleepiness
  24. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  25. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  28. vomiting
  29. weight gain
  30. yellow eyes or skin

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. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  3. stomach pain

Less common

  1. Acne
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bloody nose
  5. change in your sense of taste
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with speaking
  8. dryness of the mouth
  9. feeling of warmth and redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally chest
  10. heartburn
  11. increased sweating
  12. increased urination
  13. itching of the vagina
  14. trouble sleeping

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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