What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.
This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death. To reduce your risk, do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol while you are 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.
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Any loss of hearing
diarrhea (severe or continuing)
difficulty in swallowing
dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling faint (severe)
excitement or nervousness (severe)
fast or deep breathing
flushing, redness, or other change in skin color
hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
nausea or vomiting (severe or continuing)
shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing
stomach pain (severe or continuing)
swelling of eyelids, face, or lips
uncontrollable flapping movements of the hands (especially in elderly patients)
Symptoms of overdose in children
Changes in behavior
drowsiness or tiredness (severe)
fast or deep breathing
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
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:
Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or discomfort (mild to moderate)
heartburn or indigestion
nausea or vomiting
Trouble in sleeping, nervousness, or jitters (only for products containing caffeine)
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.