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Common known 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:
Incidence not known- Dark urine- itching- light-colored stools- loss of appetite- nausea (continuing)- tenderness in upper right part of abdomen- unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling sluggish- unusual tiredness or weakness - yellow eyes or skin
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
More common- Abdominal pain- cough- diarrhea- dizziness- dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position- drowsiness- fainting- fever- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)- headache- nasal congestion (stuffy nose)- nausea- runny nose- sneezing- sore throat- trouble in sleeping- twitching, twisting, or other unusual body movements- vomiting
Less common- Absence of or decrease in body movement- blood in urine- chest pain- chills- confusion- falling- general feeling of discomfort or illness- hyperactivity- loss of balance control- muscle pain- troubled breathing
Rare- Agitation- bloody or cloudy urine- burning of feet- burning, prickling, or tingling sensations- chest discomfort- difficult or painful urination- difficulty in thinking or concentrating- frequent urge to urinate- irritability- joint pain, redness, or swelling- low blood pressure- muscle cramps- neck pain- stiffness
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- Constipation- dryness of mouth- excessive dreaming- increased sweating
Less common- Bleeding- difficulty in sleeping- excessive muscle tone- fever- heartburn- gas- muscle stiffness- muscle tension or tightness- trouble in holding or releasing urine
After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:- Confusion- fever- muscle rigidity
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.