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. Skin rash or hives

With high doses

  1. Bowel blockage
  2. diarrhea
  3. nausea
  4. stomach cramps or pain

With very high doses

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. joint pain
  3. swelling of the feet or lower legs

With powder dosage form or powder from opened capsules

  1. Stuffy nose
  2. tightness in the chest
  3. trouble breathing

With tablets

  1. Irritation of the mouth

Incidence not known

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. itching
  6. noisy breathing
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. redness of the skin
  9. severe stomach pain
  10. 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. Blurred vision
  2. dry mouth
  3. flushed, dry skin
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. headache
  6. increased hunger
  7. increased thirst
  8. increased urination
  9. sweating
  10. unexplained weight loss
  11. vomiting

Less common

  1. Abnormal feces
  2. anxiety
  3. bloated feeling
  4. chills
  5. cold sweats
  6. confusion
  7. cool, pale skin
  8. depression
  9. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  10. feeling of fullness
  11. fever
  12. frequent bowel movements
  13. loss of consciousness
  14. muscle aches
  15. nightmares
  16. passing gas
  17. runny nose
  18. seizures
  19. shakiness
  20. slurred speech
  21. sore throat

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty having a bowel movement
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. muscle aching or cramping
  4. muscle pains or stiffness
  5. muscle spasm
  6. swollen joints

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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