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:


  1. Eye pain
  2. skin rash or hives

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  2. confusion
  3. convulsions
  4. dizziness
  5. drowsiness (severe)
  6. fainting
  7. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  8. fever
  9. flushing or redness of the face
  10. hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  11. troubled breathing
  12. unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability

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. belching
  3. decreased sweating
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. drowsiness
  7. dryness of the eyes, mouth, nose, or throat
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. runny nose
  11. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Less common or rare

  1. Blurred vision
  2. decreased flow of breast milk
  3. decreased sexual ability
  4. difficulty in swallowing
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. headache
  7. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  8. nausea or vomiting
  9. trouble with sleeping
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  3. inability to have or keep an erection
  4. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  5. rapid weight gain
  6. tingling of the hands or feet
  7. unusual weight gain or loss

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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