Side Effects

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. Aggression
  2. agitation
  3. blurred vision
  4. decrease in the amount of urine
  5. dizziness
  6. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. headache
  8. irritability
  9. mood changes
  10. noisy, rattling breathing
  11. numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  12. pounding in the ears
  13. shortness of breath
  14. swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  15. trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  16. troubled breathing at rest
  17. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramping or burning (severe)
  2. abdominal or stomach pain
  3. backache
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. darkening of the skin
  7. decrease in height
  8. decreased vision
  9. diarrhea
  10. dry mouth
  11. eye pain
  12. eye tearing
  13. facial hair growth in females
  14. fainting
  15. fever or chills
  16. flushed, dry skin
  17. fractures
  18. fruit-like breath odor
  19. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  20. heartburn or indigestion (severe and continuous)
  21. increased hunger
  22. increased thirst
  23. increased urination
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of sexual desire or ability
  26. lower back or side pain
  27. menstrual irregularities
  28. muscle pain or tenderness
  29. muscle wasting or weakness
  30. nausea
  31. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  32. painful or difficult urination
  33. skin rash
  34. sweating
  35. trouble healing
  36. trouble sleeping
  37. unexplained weight loss
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness
  39. vision changes
  40. vomiting
  41. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds

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. Increased appetite

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
  2. acne
  3. dry scalp
  4. lightening of normal skin color
  5. red face
  6. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  7. swelling of the stomach area
  8. thinning of the scalp hair

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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