Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  6. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  7. blurred vision
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. change in consciousness or confusion
  10. chest pain, tightness, or discomfort
  11. chills
  12. clay-colored stools
  13. confusion
  14. cough
  15. coughing or vomiting blood
  16. dark urine
  17. darkening of the skin
  18. decrease in urine volume or frequency
  19. decreased appetite
  20. depression
  21. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  22. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  23. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  24. difficulty with swallowing
  25. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  26. drowsiness
  27. dry mouth
  28. fainting
  29. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  30. feeling of hostility or irritability
  31. feeling of warmth
  32. feeling that something terrible will happen
  33. fever
  34. headache, sudden, severe
  35. heartburn
  36. hives, itching, or skin rash
  37. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  38. increased sweating
  39. indigestion
  40. irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
  41. large, flat, blue or purplish patches on the skin
  42. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  43. loss of consciousness
  44. muscle cramps, pain, stiffness, weakness, or tremors
  45. nausea
  46. nosebleeds
  47. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  48. overactive reflexes
  49. painful or difficult urination
  50. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  51. pale skin
  52. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  53. poor coordination
  54. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  55. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  56. red or black, tarry stools or dark urine
  57. restlessness
  58. seizures
  59. shivering
  60. sleepiness
  61. sunken eyes
  62. sweating
  63. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs
  64. stomach pain, cramping, or tenderness
  65. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  66. thirst
  67. trembling or shaking
  68. twitching
  69. unusual bleeding or bruising
  70. unusual tiredness or weakness
  71. vomiting
  72. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing
  73. weak or feeble pulse
  74. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  75. weight gain
  76. wrinkled skin
  77. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. blurred vision
  3. change in consciousness
  4. chest pain
  5. cold, clammy skin
  6. confusion
  7. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  8. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  9. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  10. diarrhea
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  12. drowsiness
  13. enlarged pupils
  14. extremely high fever or body temperature
  15. fast, weak heartbeat
  16. hearing loss
  17. increase in heart rate
  18. increased sweating
  19. loss of consciousness
  20. pale skin
  21. restlessness
  22. severe sleepiness
  23. swelling in legs and ankles
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Relaxed and calm feeling
  2. sleepiness

Incidence not known

  1. Belching
  2. bloated, full feeling
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. change in color perception
  5. cold sweats
  6. constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  7. cool, pale skin
  8. double vision
  9. excess air or gas in the stomach
  10. false or unusual sense of well-being
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. halos around lights
  14. increased hunger or thirst
  15. increased urination
  16. lack or loss of strength
  17. night blindness
  18. nightmares
  19. overbright appearance of lights
  20. red eyes
  21. redness of the skin
  22. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  23. shakiness
  24. slurred speech
  25. trouble sleeping
  26. tunnel vision
  27. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  28. weight 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.