Side Effects

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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.

Also, because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used. These may include certain types of cancer, such as leukemia or bladder cancer. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in urine or stools
  5. cloudy urine
  6. body aches or pain
  7. burning or stinging of skin
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. congestion
  11. cough
  12. difficult breathing
  13. difficulty swallowing
  14. dizziness
  15. ear congestion
  16. fast heartbeat
  17. fever
  18. frequent urge to urinate
  19. headache
  20. hives
  21. hoarseness
  22. itching
  23. loss of voice
  24. lower back or side pain
  25. muscle aches
  26. nasal congestion
  27. nausea
  28. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  29. painful cold sores or blisters on lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  30. painful or difficult urination
  31. pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth on skin
  32. pale skin
  33. pinpoint red spots on skin
  34. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  35. rapid heartbeat
  36. runny nose
  37. shortness of breath
  38. skin rash
  39. sneezing
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  42. stuffy nose
  43. swollen glands;
  44. tender, swollen glands in neck
  45. tightness in chest
  46. troubled breathing with exertion
  47. unusual bleeding or bruising
  48. unusual tiredness or weakness
  49. voice changes
  50. vomiting
  51. wheezing

Less common

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. convulsions
  3. decreased urine
  4. drowsiness
  5. dry mouth
  6. increased blood creatinine
  7. increased blood pressure
  8. increased thirst
  9. irregular heartbeat
  10. loss of appetite
  11. mood changes
  12. muscle pain or cramps
  13. numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  14. loss of consciousness

Symptoms of Overdose

  1. Diarrhea
  2. nausea
  3. vomiting

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

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. appetite decreased
  3. belching
  4. bleeding after defecation
  5. bloody nose
  6. blurred vision
  7. bruise
  8. bumps on skin
  9. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles"; or tingling feelings
  10. burning while urinating
  11. confusion
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  14. difficulty in moving
  15. discouragement
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  17. dry skin
  18. fainting
  19. fear
  20. feeling of discomfort or illness;
  21. feeling of sluggishness
  22. feeling sad or empty
  23. feeling unusually cold
  24. flushing
  25. full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  26. heartburn
  27. heart murmur
  28. indigestion
  29. inflamed tissue from infection at the site of injection
  30. injection site bruising
  31. irritability
  32. itching at injection site
  33. joint pain
  34. lack of appetite
  35. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  36. loss of interest or pleasure
  37. mouth hemorrhage
  38. muscle stiffness
  39. nervousness
  40. night sweats
  41. pain in joints
  42. postnasal drip
  43. post procedural hemorrhage
  44. redness of skin
  45. shivering
  46. sleeplessness
  47. small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lung when listening with a stethoscope
  48. small lumps under the skin
  49. small red or purple spots in mouth
  50. soreness or discomfort to touch or pressure on stomach
  51. stomach discomfort upset or pain
  52. sweating
  53. swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  54. swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  55. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  56. swelling with pits or depressions visible on skin
  57. swollen joints
  58. tongue ulceration
  59. trouble concentrating
  60. trouble sleeping
  61. uncomfortable swelling around anus
  62. unusual drowsiness
  63. unusually warm skin
  64. upper abdominal pain
  65. weight loss

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.