Monday, July 4, 2011

Coreg side effects...That's a really long list

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:
More common
  • Allergy
  • Chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Generalized swelling or swelling of the feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Weight gain
Less common
  • Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Arm, back, or jaw pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bloody, black or tarry stools
  • Chills
  • Cloudy urine
  • Cold sweats
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Cool pale skin
  • Cough
  • Dark urine
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying position
  • Dry mouth
  • Fainting
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Flushed, dry skin
  • Fruit-like breath odor
  • Headache, sudden and severe
  • Inability to speak
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Itching
  • Joint stiffness or swelling
  • Large amount of cholesterol in the blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lower back, side, or stomach pain
  • Mental depression
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • Noisy, rattling breathing
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • Pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  • Pounding in the ears
  • Pounding, slow heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures
  • Shakiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Stomachache
  • Sweating
  • Swelling of the fingers or hands
  • Temporary blindness
  • Tenderness on the upper right side of the body
  • Trouble with breathing even at rest
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Weakness in the arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  • Weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • Yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not known
  • Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • Swollen or painful glands
  • Wheezing
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
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Prickling or tingling sensation
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • Changes in vision
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Decreased tearing
  • Difficulty with moving
  • Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • General feeling of discomfort or illness
  • Headache
  • Inability to have or keep an erection
  • Increased sweating
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Lack or loss of strength
  • Loose teeth
  • Loss of sexual ability, desire, or performance
  • Loss of strength or energy
  • Muscle aches, stiffness, or weakness
  • Nausea
  • Persistent breath odor or bad taste in your mouth
  • Redness and swelling of the gums
  • Sensation of spinning
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sugar in the urine
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual weak feeling
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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