What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Check your blood pressure and pulse rate regularly. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure and pulse rate should be and when you should contact him or her.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
Arm, back, or jaw pain
chest pain or discomfort
chest tightness or heaviness
fast or irregular heartbeat
shortness of breath
swelling of the legs
cold hands and feet
cough or hoarseness
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
fever or chills
increase in frequency of urination
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
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:
Feeling of warmth
lack or loss of strength
redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
Acid or sour stomach
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
difficulty in moving
muscle aching or cramping
muscle pains or stiffness
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
Changes in vision
continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
decreased interest in sexual intercourse
difficult or labored breathing
fear or nervousness
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
feeling sad or empty
inability to have or keep an erection
increase in body movements
lack of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
sensation of spinning
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.