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. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  8. nausea and vomiting
  9. sweating
  10. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or swelling
  2. body aches or pain
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. cough or hoarseness
  5. decreased alertness
  6. difficulty with speaking
  7. dilated neck veins
  8. double vision
  9. extreme fatigue
  10. feeling of warmth or heat
  11. fever or chills
  12. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  13. headache
  14. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  15. inability to speak
  16. irregular breathing
  17. joint pain or swelling
  18. loss of voice
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. nervousness
  21. noisy breathing
  22. painful, burning, or difficult urination
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. slow speech
  25. weight gain


  1. Fast breathing
  2. pinpoint red spots on the skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety
  2. cold sweats
  3. cool, pale skin
  4. depression
  5. increased hunger
  6. nightmares
  7. seizures
  8. shakiness
  9. slurred speech

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. difficulty with sleeping
  3. heartburn or indigestion
  4. pain in the arms or legs

Less common

  1. Changes in vision
  2. decreased sexual performance or desire
  3. loss of appetite
  4. mood changes
  5. night blindness
  6. passing gas
  7. skin rash
  8. weight changes


  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. itching skin
  4. muscle aching or cramping
  5. muscle pains or stiffness
  6. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  7. sensation of spinning
  8. severe sunburn

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.