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:More common
- Burning or prickling sensation in arms or legs
- Dry or itchy skin
- Increased cholesterol and triglycerides
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Skin rash
- Mood or mental changes
- Back, leg or stomach pains
- Bleeding gums
- Blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin and mucous membranes
- Buffalo hump
- Dark urine
- Difficult breathing
- General body swelling
- General feeling of discomfort or illness
- Loss of appetite
- Pale skin
- Sore throat
- Unexplained weight loss
- Yellowing of eyes or skin
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
- Abdominal pain
- Burning or prickling sensation around the mouth
- Change in sense of taste
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
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.
It is possible that the fat on your body may distribute itself differently or you may accumulate more body fat while you are taking this medicine. If you have concerns about this, check with your doctor.