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:

Less common or rare

  1. Amnesia
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. convulsions
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. fever or chills
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. muscle weakness or paralysis on one or both sides of the body
  9. painful or difficult urination
  10. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  11. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. chest pain
  4. clay colored stools
  5. cough
  6. decreased appetite
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. dizziness
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. headache
  12. hives, itching, or skin rash
  13. joint or muscle pain
  14. nausea or vomiting
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  17. red, irritated eyes
  18. sneezing
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. troubled breathing
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness
  24. yellow skin or eyes

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. Constipation

Less common or rare

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred or double vision
  3. breast pain (in females)
  4. burning or prickling feeling on the skin
  5. confusion
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with speaking
  8. drowsiness
  9. increased urge to urinate
  10. loss of appetite
  11. loss of muscle coordination
  12. mental depression
  13. runny or stuffy nose
  14. trouble sleeping
  15. unusual weight gain

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.