Patients can lower their chance of feeling dizzy or passing out by:
- rising slowing from a sitting or lying position,
- climbing stairs slowly,
- avoiding alcohol, and
- drinking lots of water especially in hot weather or while being active.
Additionally, patients should have their blood pressure checked regularly.
Less common side effects include:
- water retention (edema),
- orthostatic hypotension,
- shortness of breath,
- fainting (syncope),
- motion sickness,
- urinary frequency,
- blurred vision,
- reddened sclera,
- dry mouth, and nasal
Rare side effects include:
- stomach pain,
- liver problems,
- tachycardia (fast heartbeat),
- paresthesia (numbness, tingling, burning, prickling),
- hair loss,
- urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control),
- sexual dysfunction,
- prolonged erection,
- ringing in the ears,
- fever, and
- joint pain.
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