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. Difficulty in moving
  2. joint pain or swelling
  3. muscle pain, cramps, spasms, or stiffness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  3. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  4. dry mouth
  5. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  6. flushed, dry skin
  7. fruit-like breath odor
  8. increased hunger
  9. increased thirst
  10. increased urination
  11. loss of consciousness
  12. muscle tension or tightness
  13. nausea
  14. slow heartbeat
  15. stomachache
  16. sweating
  17. trouble breathing
  18. unexplained weight loss
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness
  20. vomiting


  1. Dark urine
  2. fever

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating
  4. bloody urine
  5. chills
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. constipation
  8. cough
  9. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  10. headache
  11. hives, itching, skin rash
  12. hoarseness
  13. indigestion
  14. irritation
  15. joint swelling
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  17. light-colored stools
  18. loss of appetite
  19. muscle tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  20. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  21. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  22. redness of the skin
  23. stomach pain, continuing
  24. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. trouble swallowing
  27. unpleasant breath odor
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  30. vomiting of blood
  31. 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. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. dry or sore throat
  4. runny nose
  5. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  6. voice changes

Less common

  1. Accidental injury
  2. accumulation of pus, swollen, red, or tender area of infection near a tooth
  3. arm, back, or jaw pain
  4. belching
  5. bladder pain
  6. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. diarrhea
  9. discouragement
  10. dizziness
  11. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  12. excessive muscle tone
  13. fear
  14. feeling faint
  15. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  16. feeling of warmth or heat
  17. feeling sad or empty
  18. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  19. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  20. heartburn
  21. lack of appetite
  22. lack or loss of strength
  23. lightheadedness
  24. loss of interest or pleasure
  25. neck pain
  26. nerve pain
  27. nervousness
  28. pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
  29. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  30. passing gas
  31. pounding in the ears
  32. sensation of spinning
  33. shivering
  34. sneezing
  35. stomach discomfort, tenderness, or upset
  36. stuffy nose
  37. trouble concentrating
  38. trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion
  2. forgetfulness
  3. memory loss
  4. nightmares
  5. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  6. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  7. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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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