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:

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. headache
  7. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  8. nervousness
  9. pounding in the ears
  10. slow or fast, irregular heartbeat
  11. ulcers in the nose
  12. unusual tiredness

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  2. cough
  3. dark urine
  4. difficulty breathing
  5. fever
  6. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  8. noisy breathing
  9. pale skin
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. rapid heart rate
  12. redness of the skin
  13. sore throat
  14. tightness in the chest
  15. unusual bleeding or bruising

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty in speaking
  5. disturbed color perception
  6. dizziness
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. double vision
  9. fainting
  10. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  11. halos around lights
  12. headache
  13. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  14. inability to speak
  15. lightheadedness
  16. loss of consciousness
  17. nausea
  18. nervousness
  19. night blindness
  20. no blood pressure or pulse
  21. overbright appearance of lights
  22. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. slow speech
  25. stopping of the heart
  26. stuffy nose
  27. sweating
  28. tunnel vision
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. vomiting

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. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings in the nose
  2. change in taste
  3. loss of taste
  4. stuffy or runny nose
  5. watering of the eyes

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.