Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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:

Less common

  1. Uncontrolled vocal outbursts or tics (uncontrolled repeated body movements)

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. chest discomfort, pain, or tightness
  4. chills
  5. confusion
  6. cough
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. discouragement
  11. dizziness
  12. faintness
  13. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. feeling sad or empty
  15. fever
  16. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  17. irritability
  18. joint or muscle pain
  19. lack of appetite
  20. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  21. loss of interest or pleasure
  22. overreactive reflexes
  23. poor coordination
  24. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  25. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  26. red, irritated eyes
  27. redness of the skin
  28. shivering
  29. sore throat
  30. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  31. sweating
  32. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  33. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  34. trembling or shaking
  35. trouble concentrating
  36. trouble sleeping
  37. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation
  2. blurred vision
  3. change in consciousness
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. confusion
  6. dark urine
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. fast breathing
  9. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. inability to speak
  13. loss of consciousness
  14. muscle cramps, spasms, pain, or stiffness
  15. nausea
  16. nervousness
  17. overactive reflexes
  18. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  19. pale, clammy skin
  20. palpitations
  21. panic states
  22. physical attempt to injure yourself
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. restlessness
  25. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  26. seizures
  27. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  28. slurred speech
  29. stomach cramps
  30. sweating
  31. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  32. temporary blindness
  33. thirst
  34. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  35. trouble breathing
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. vomiting
  38. violent actions
  39. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

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. Decreased appetite
  2. headache
  3. nausea
  4. upper abdominal or stomach pain
  5. vomiting
  6. weight decreased

Less common

  1. Crying
  2. depersonalization
  3. dry mouth
  4. dysphoria
  5. euphoria
  6. paranoia
  7. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  8. rapidly changing moods
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

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.