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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. bloody nose
  3. chest tightness
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. fever
  6. rapid weight gain
  7. tingling of the hands or feet
  8. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. blurred vision
  3. decreased hearing
  4. decreased vision
  5. loss of hearing
  6. seizures

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. feeling of warmth
  6. flushing or redness of the skin
  7. headache
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. joint pain
  11. muscle aching or cramping
  12. muscle pains or stiffness
  13. nausea
  14. pain in the arms or legs
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. sleeplessness
  17. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  18. swollen joints
  19. trouble sleeping
  20. unable to sleep
  21. unusually warm skin

Less common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. cough
  3. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  4. runny nose
  5. sneezing
  6. stuffy or runny nose
  7. tenderness in the stomach area

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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