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. Feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  2. feeling of warmth or heat
  3. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  4. headache
  5. sweating


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. changes in skin color
  4. chest pain
  5. confusion
  6. convulsions
  7. decrease in frequency of urination
  8. decreased urine
  9. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  10. difficulty with breathing
  11. dizziness
  12. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying position
  13. dry mouth
  14. excessive muscle tone
  15. fainting
  16. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  17. increased need to urinate
  18. increased thirst
  19. loss of appetite
  20. mood changes
  21. muscle pain or cramps
  22. muscle stiffness
  23. muscle tension or tightness
  24. nausea or vomiting
  25. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  26. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  27. painful urination
  28. pale skin
  29. passing urine more often
  30. severe constipation
  31. severe vomiting
  32. troubled breathing with exertion
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. cold and clammy skin
  4. constricted pupils
  5. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  6. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  7. difficult or troubled breathing
  8. difficulty with sleeping
  9. disorientation
  10. drowsiness to profound coma
  11. fainting
  12. hearing loss
  13. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  14. lethargy
  15. loss of bladder control
  16. loss of consciousness
  17. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  18. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  19. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  20. severe sleepiness
  21. skeletal muscle flaccidity
  22. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  23. sudden fainting
  24. sudden loss of consciousness

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bloated or full feeling
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  7. fever
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. passing gas
  12. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain


  1. Back pain
  2. body aches or pain
  3. bruising, large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  4. changes in vision
  5. chills
  6. congestion
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. delusions
  9. dementia
  10. difficult urination
  11. difficulty with moving
  12. dryness or soreness of the throat
  13. enlarged abdomen or stomach
  14. false or unusual sense of well-being
  15. fear
  16. hoarseness
  17. impaired vision
  18. increase in body movements
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. nervousness
  21. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  22. rash
  23. runny nose
  24. swelling
  25. taste perversion
  26. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  27. trouble with sleeping
  28. trouble with swallowing
  29. voice changes

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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