Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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:

Less common

  1. Fainting
  2. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  3. feeling of warmth or heat
  4. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  5. headache
  6. sweating


  1. Confusion
  2. dehydration
  3. dry or itchy skin
  4. fruity mouth odor
  5. increased hunger
  6. increased thirst
  7. increased urination
  8. nausea
  9. vomiting
  10. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating
  2. chills
  3. constipation
  4. convulsions
  5. cough
  6. darkened urine
  7. decreased urination
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. dry mouth
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. fever
  12. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  13. increase in heart rate
  14. indigestion
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. loss of appetite
  17. loss of bladder control
  18. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  19. noisy breathing
  20. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  21. rapid breathing
  22. redness of the skin
  23. sudden loss of consciousness
  24. sunken eyes
  25. thirst
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. wrinkled skin
  29. yellow eyes or skin

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. Belching
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. change in sense of taste
  4. diarrhea
  5. dizziness
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. heartburn
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. weakness

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. delusions
  4. dementia
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. discouragement
  7. dryness or soreness of the throat
  8. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  9. fear
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. full feeling
  12. hoarseness
  13. increased urge to urinate during the night
  14. irritability
  15. lack of appetite
  16. loss of interest or pleasure
  17. mood or mental changes
  18. muscle pain or stiffness
  19. nervousness
  20. pain in the joints or in an unspecified location
  21. passing gas
  22. runny nose
  23. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  24. throat irritation
  25. tiredness
  26. trouble concentrating
  27. trouble swallowing
  28. voice changes
  29. waking to urinate at night

Incidence not known

  1. Gaining weight around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist

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.