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. Blurred vision
  2. cough or hoarseness
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. fever or chills
  6. headache
  7. hives
  8. itching
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. nervousness
  11. pain
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. pounding in the ears
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  15. shortness of breath
  16. skin rash
  17. slow or fast heartbeat
  18. swelling
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material
  3. ammonia-like breath odor
  4. anxiety
  5. bladder pain
  6. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  7. bloody or cloudy urine
  8. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  9. chest pain or discomfort
  10. cold sweats
  11. coma
  12. confusion
  13. convulsions
  14. cool, pale skin
  15. decreased urine
  16. depression
  17. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  18. drowsiness
  19. dry mouth
  20. fainting
  21. frequent urge to urinate
  22. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  23. increase in heart rate
  24. increased hunger
  25. increased thirst
  26. irregular heartbeat
  27. joint pain
  28. lightheadedness
  29. loss of appetite
  30. muscle aches and pains
  31. nausea or vomiting
  32. nightmares
  33. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  34. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  35. rapid breathing
  36. rapid weight gain
  37. runny nose
  38. sensation of pins and needles
  39. shakiness
  40. shivering
  41. slurred speech
  42. sneezing
  43. sore throat
  44. stabbing pain
  45. sunken eyes
  46. sweating
  47. thirst
  48. trouble sleeping
  49. troubled breathing
  50. unusual weight gain or loss
  51. weight loss
  52. wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

  1. Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  2. slow or irregular breathing

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. constipation
  3. depression
  4. high urine levels of calcium
  5. incoherent speech
  6. increased urination
  7. metallic taste
  8. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  9. muscle weakness
  10. tremor

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. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bloody nose
  5. bruising
  6. change in vision
  7. cough producing mucus
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. heartburn
  11. impaired vision
  12. indigestion
  13. lack or loss of strength
  14. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  15. leg cramps
  16. muscle pain or stiffness
  17. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  18. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  19. sensation of spinning
  20. sores on the skin
  21. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  22. stuffy nose

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.