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. Difficulty with speaking
  2. drooling
  3. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  4. increase in body movements
  5. loss of balance control
  6. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  7. restlessness
  8. shuffling walk
  9. stiffness of the limbs
  10. twisting movements of the body
  11. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. cold sweats
  3. confusion
  4. cough
  5. difficulty with swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. excessive muscle tone
  8. fainting
  9. inability to move the eyes
  10. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  11. increased blood pressure
  12. loss of balance control
  13. mask-like face
  14. muscle tension or tightness
  15. pain in the arms or legs
  16. slow heartbeat
  17. slowed movements
  18. slurred speech
  19. sticking out tongue when not meaning to
  20. tic-like (jerky) movements of the head, face, mouth, and neck
  21. trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands
  22. tremors
  23. trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing
  24. uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  25. unusual facial expressions
  26. 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. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. fear or nervousness
  4. headache
  5. inability to sit still
  6. nausea
  7. need to keep moving
  8. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  9. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  10. vomiting
  11. weight gain

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. blurred vision
  5. changes in appetite
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. dry mouth
  8. fever
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. muscle aches
  13. sore throat
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. stuffy or runny nose
  16. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  17. swollen tongue
  18. unexpected or excess milk flow from breasts
  19. upper abdominal or stomach pain

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.