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. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain
  5. confusion
  6. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  7. difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  9. increased sweating
  10. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  11. pale skin
  12. shortness of breath
  13. slow or irregular heartbeat
  14. sore throat
  15. sweating
  16. swelling in legs and ankles
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Chills
  2. cold sweats
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  2. headache

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. joint pain
  7. muscle aching or cramping
  8. muscle pains or stiffness
  9. nausea
  10. rash
  11. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  12. trouble sleeping
  13. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  14. swollen joints

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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