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Stop taking this medication and get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including

  • Severe constipation/nausea/vomiting
  • Stomach/abdominal pain
  • Uncomfortable fullness of the stomach/abdomen
  • Fast/irregular heartbeat
  • Severe dizziness
  • Fainting

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including

  • Rash
  • Itching/swelling
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

Other things to note

  • Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly.
  • If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

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