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SIDE EFFECTS: Notify your doctor if you develop involuntary or abnormal movements such as muscle twitching or blinking or have difficulty moving while taking this drug. Flushing, headache, hand tremor, stomach upset, dry mouth, hiccups, blurred vision, change in sexual desire, weight changes, sweating and moodiness may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, mental/mood changes, rapid or abnormal heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, trouble swallowing, dark urine, fever, abnormal and uncontrolled movements of the face or mouth. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: unexplained skin spots, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, ulcers or other stomach problems, glaucoma, psychiatric illness, depression, any allergies. This medication may cause drowsiness. Use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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