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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
- Clumsiness or unsteadiness
- Constipation, full feeling, passing gas, or stomach cramps or pain
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Convulsions (seizures)
- Flushing or redness of face
- Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- Passing urine less often
- Skin rash
- Slurred speech
- Swollen stomach (in infants)
- Thirst or dryness of mouth
- Unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness, especially in children
- Unusual drowsiness, tiredness, or weakness
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:
- Blurred vision
- Burning of eye
- Eye irritation not present before therapy
- Increased sensitivity of eyes to light
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.