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. Chest tightness
  2. cough producing mucus
  3. difficulty with breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine
  5. bloody nose
  6. bloody stools
  7. blurred or loss of vision
  8. body aches or pain
  9. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  10. chest pain or discomfort
  11. chills
  12. cold sweats
  13. coma
  14. confusion about identity, place, and time
  15. congestion
  16. constipation
  17. cool, pale skin
  18. cough
  19. cracks in the skin
  20. crying
  21. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  22. decreased urine output
  23. depersonalization
  24. depression
  25. diarrhea
  26. difficulty with swallowing
  27. dilated neck veins
  28. disturbed color perception
  29. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  30. double vision
  31. dryness or soreness of the throat
  32. dysphoria
  33. euphoria
  34. fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  35. fever and chills
  36. general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  37. hair loss
  38. halos around lights
  39. headaches
  40. heavier menstrual periods
  41. hoarseness
  42. irregular breathing
  43. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  44. loss of heat from the body
  45. mental depression
  46. mimicry of speech or movements
  47. muscle or joint pain
  48. mutism
  49. nausea
  50. negativism
  51. nervousness
  52. nightmares
  53. night blindness
  54. noisy breathing
  55. overbright appearance of lights
  56. paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes
  57. paranoia
  58. peculiar postures or movements, mannerisms, or grimacing
  59. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  60. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  61. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  62. rapidly changing moods
  63. rectal bleeding
  64. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  65. red, irritated eyes
  66. red, swollen skin
  67. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  68. runny nose
  69. scaly skin
  70. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  71. seizures
  72. severe sleepiness
  73. shakiness
  74. short-term memory loss
  75. skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
  76. skin rash, hives, or itching
  77. slurred speech
  78. stomach pain and tenderness
  79. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  80. sweating
  81. swelling of the eyes, face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  82. swollen glands
  83. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  84. tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  85. tunnel vision
  86. unusual bleeding or bruising
  87. unusual tiredness or weakness
  88. voice changes
  89. vomiting
  90. weight gain

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. Anxiety
  2. dry mouth
  3. hyperventilation
  4. irritability
  5. restlessness
  6. shaking
  7. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  8. trouble sleeping
  9. unusual dreams

Less common

  1. Decreased appetite

Incidence not known

  1. Dry eyes
  2. heartburn
  3. loss of strength or energy
  4. muscle weakness
  5. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  6. stomach cramps
  7. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  8. vivid dreams

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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