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. Abnormal dreams
  2. agitation
  3. chills
  4. blurred vision
  5. confusion
  6. cough
  7. diarrhea
  8. dizziness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fever
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. frequent urination
  13. fruit-like breath odor
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. increased hunger
  17. increased thirst
  18. increased urination
  19. itching, skin rash
  20. joint pain
  21. loss of appetite
  22. loss of consciousness
  23. loss of energy or weakness
  24. mental depression
  25. muscle pains, trembling, or twitching
  26. nausea
  27. pale skin
  28. runny nose
  29. seeing or hearing things that are not there
  30. seizures
  31. shivering
  32. sore throat
  33. stomach pain
  34. sweating
  35. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  36. tingling
  37. trembling and shaking of the hands
  38. trouble breathing
  39. trouble sleeping
  40. unexplained weight loss
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness
  43. vomiting

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. increased sensitivity to pain
  3. muscle cramps
  4. numbness or pain in the legs
  5. ringing in the ears


  1. Enlarged heart
  2. flushing of the face or neck
  3. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloating
  4. bloody urine
  5. constipation
  6. drowsiness
  7. fainting
  8. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. joint pain
  12. lightheadedness
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. pain and fullness in the right upper stomach
  15. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  16. pounding or rapid pulse
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. red, irritated eyes
  19. skin sores
  20. ulcers or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  21. weakness
  22. weight gain
  23. 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. difficulty with moving
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. muscle stiffness

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning or stinging of the skin
  3. cracks in the skin
  4. crying
  5. dysphoria
  6. excessive muscle tone
  7. false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts
  8. false or unusual sense of well-being
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. feeling of unreality
  11. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  12. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  13. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  14. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  15. muscle tension or tightness
  16. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  17. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  18. paranoia
  19. poor insight and judgment
  20. problems with memory or speech
  21. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  22. rapidly changing moods
  23. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  24. restlessness
  25. scaly skin
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. sense of detachment from self or body
  28. severe mood or mental changes
  29. severe sunburn
  30. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  31. sore mouth or tongue
  32. sores on the skin
  33. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  34. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  35. trouble recognizing objects
  36. trouble thinking and planning
  37. trouble walking
  38. unusual behavior
  39. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Change in color vision
  2. decreased weight
  3. difficulty seeing at night
  4. feeling hot and cold
  5. hearing loss

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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