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:

Less common

  1. Difficult or labored breathing
  2. shortness of breath
  3. tightness in the chest


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. hives
  9. itching
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  13. red, irritated eyes
  14. skin rash
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  17. 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. Accidental injury
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. change in walking and balance
  6. clumsiness
  7. confusion
  8. delusions
  9. dementia
  10. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  11. difficulty with speaking
  12. double vision
  13. dry mouth
  14. fever
  15. headache
  16. hoarseness
  17. increased appetite
  18. lack of coordination
  19. loss of memory
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. painful or difficult urination
  22. problems with memory
  23. rapid weight gain
  24. seeing double
  25. sensation of pins and needles
  26. shakiness and unsteady walk
  27. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  28. stabbing pain
  29. swelling
  30. tingling of the hands or feet
  31. trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  32. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bloated or full feeling
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain
  5. cold sweats
  6. coma
  7. cool, pale skin
  8. cough producing mucus
  9. decrease or change in vision
  10. depression
  11. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  12. eye disorder
  13. false or unusual sense of well-being
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. increased hunger
  16. joint pain
  17. loss of appetite
  18. loss of bladder control
  19. loss of strength or energy
  20. muscle aches and pains
  21. muscle twitching or jerking
  22. muscle weakness
  23. nausea
  24. nervousness
  25. nightmares
  26. noisy breathing
  27. pain
  28. passing gas
  29. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  30. runny nose
  31. seizures
  32. shivering
  33. slurred speech
  34. sweating
  35. trouble sleeping
  36. twitching
  37. uncontrolled eye movements
  38. vomiting

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.