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:

More common

  1. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, especially when standing up suddenly from a sitting/lying position
  2. drowsiness
  3. hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  4. nausea
  5. trouble sleeping
  6. twitching, twisting, or other unusual body movements
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Confusion
  2. cough
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. double vision or other changes in vision
  5. falling asleep without warning
  6. fearfulness, suspiciousness, or other mental changes
  7. fever
  8. frequent urination
  9. memory loss
  10. muscle or joint pain
  11. muscle weakness
  12. restlessness or need to keep moving
  13. swelling of the body
  14. tightness in the chest
  15. troubled breathing
  16. writhing, twisting, or other unusual body movements


  1. Abnormal thinking
  2. anxiety
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. chest pain
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. dizziness
  7. frequent urge to urinate
  8. loss of bladder control
  9. swelling of the arms or legs

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. Constipation
  2. dryness of the mouth
  3. headache
  4. heartburn, indigestion, or acid stomach

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. decreased sexual drive or ability
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. increased cough
  5. increased sweating
  6. itching
  7. joint pain
  8. loss of appetite
  9. runny nose
  10. skin problems, such as rash or itching
  11. 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.