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

  1. Chest pain
  2. decreased urination
  3. diarrhea
  4. dry mouth
  5. increased thirst
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. loss of appetite
  8. mood changes
  9. muscle pain or cramps
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  12. seizures
  13. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  14. trouble breathing
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a suddenly sitting or lying position
  3. ringing or buzzing in the ears or any hearing loss
  4. skin rash

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. bloating
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chills
  5. constipation
  6. darkened urine
  7. decrease in frequency of urination
  8. decrease in urine volume
  9. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  10. fever
  11. indigestion
  12. itching
  13. joint or muscle pain
  14. painful or difficult urination
  15. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  16. pale skin
  17. red irritated eyes
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  21. swollen glands
  22. unusual bleeding or bruising
  23. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. coma
  3. confusion
  4. decreased urine output
  5. dizziness
  6. drowsiness
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. headache
  10. increase in heart rate
  11. irritability
  12. lightheadedness
  13. rapid breathing
  14. sunken eyes
  15. sweating
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. weak pulse
  18. wrinkled 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. Increase in urination

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. heartburn
  6. increased cough
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. muscle pain or stiffness
  9. nervousness
  10. pain in the joints
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. stuffy or runny nose
  15. swollen joints
  16. trouble sleeping

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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