Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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:


  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hives
  6. itching
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. shortness of breath
  9. skin rash
  10. tightness in the chest
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness
  12. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. clay-colored stools
  11. confusion
  12. convulsions
  13. cough or hoarseness
  14. dark urine
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. fainting
  18. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  19. fever
  20. fever with or without chills
  21. general body swelling
  22. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  23. headache
  24. high fever
  25. high or low blood pressure
  26. inability to move the eyes
  27. inability to sit still
  28. increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  29. increased sweating
  30. lightheadedness
  31. lip smacking or puckering
  32. loss of appetite
  33. loss of balance control
  34. loss of bladder control
  35. lower back or side pain
  36. mask-like face
  37. nausea or vomiting
  38. need to keep moving
  39. nosebleeds
  40. overactive reflexes
  41. painful or difficult urination
  42. pale skin
  43. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  44. puffing of the cheeks
  45. rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  46. rapid weight gain
  47. restlessness
  48. seizures
  49. severe muscle stiffness
  50. shuffling walk
  51. slowed movements
  52. slurred speech
  53. sore throat
  54. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  55. sticking out of the tongue
  56. sweating
  57. swollen glands
  58. tic-like (jerky) movements of the head, face, mouth, and neck
  59. tingling of the hands or feet
  60. tiredness
  61. trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands
  62. trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing
  63. uncontrolled chewing movements
  64. uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs
  65. uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  66. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  67. unpleasant breath odor
  68. unusual bleeding or bruising
  69. unusual facial expressions
  70. unusual weight gain or loss
  71. unusually pale skin
  72. vomiting of blood
  73. yellowing of the eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. depression
  3. drowsiness
  4. loss of consciousness
  5. sudden jerky movements of the body

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. anxiety
  3. constipation
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. diarrhea
  6. dry mouth
  7. extreme thirst
  8. hives or welts
  9. hyperventilation
  10. inability to have or keep an erection
  11. increased appetite
  12. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  13. increased sweating
  14. increased thirst
  15. increased weight
  16. irritability
  17. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  18. menstrual changes
  19. nervousness
  20. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  21. severe sunburn
  22. sleeplessness
  23. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  24. stuffy nose
  25. swelling of the breasts or unusual milk production
  26. trouble with sleeping
  27. unable to sleep
  28. watering of mouth

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.