What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine can sometimes cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. This may happen suddenly causing dizziness or light headedness if you try to stand up too quickly. Make sure to get up slowly from a lying or sitting position while taking this medicine.
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:
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
general feeling of discomfort or illness
rapid weight gain
swelling around the eyes
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
Incidence not known
Chest pain or tightness
continuing loss of appetite
continuing or severe abdominal or stomach pain
continuing or severe nausea and vomiting
decreased ability to exercise
increased frequency of urination
loss of appetite
lower abdominal or stomach pain
lower back pain
shortness of breath
trouble with breathing
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
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:
Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
lack or loss of strength
Abdominal or stomach pain
acid or sour stomach
blemishes on the skin
burning, itching, or stinging of the skin
changes in vision
difficulty with moving
dry mouth or toothache
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
feeling of warmth
muscle aches and pains
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
sensation of spinning
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
stomach discomfort or upset
trouble with sleeping
unable to sleep
difficulty in concentrating
increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
increased interest in sexual intercourse
Incidence not known
Attack, assault, or force
feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
feeling that others can hear your thoughts
hair loss or thinning of the hair
severe mood or mental changes
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.