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.
While you are in the hospital or your medical doctor's or dentist's office, your medical doctor, dentist, or nurse will carefully follow the effects of any medicine you have received. However, some effects may not be noticed until later.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:Less common or rare
- Bluish lips and fingernails
- Breathing problems
- Chest pain
- Convulsions (seizures)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Pale skin, troubled breathing, exertional, unusual bleeding or bruising, unusual tiredness or weakness
- Raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat
- Rapid heart rate
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:Less common or rare
- Back pain
- Difficulty in opening the mouth
- Inability to hold bowel movement and/or urine
- Loss of sexual function
- Paralysis of legs
- Persistent numbness
- Prolonged numbness or tingling of lips and mouth
- Skin rash
- Tingling or “pins and needles sensation
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.