Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. body aches or pain
  4. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. chills
  7. cloudy urine
  8. convulsions
  9. cough
  10. cracks in the skin
  11. decreased urine output
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. dilated neck veins
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  15. ear congestion
  16. extreme fatigue
  17. fever
  18. high blood pressure
  19. irregular breathing
  20. irregular heartbeat
  21. lack or loss of strength
  22. lightheadedness
  23. loss of appetite
  24. loss of heat from the body
  25. loss of voice
  26. mood changes
  27. nasal congestion
  28. nervousness
  29. pain
  30. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  33. pounding in the ears
  34. rapid breathing
  35. redness
  36. runny nose
  37. sensation of pins and needles
  38. slow or fast heartbeat
  39. sore throat
  40. sores on the skin
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  42. stabbing pain
  43. sunken eyes
  44. sweating
  45. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  46. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  47. swollen glands
  48. thirst
  49. tightness in the chest
  50. trouble breathing
  51. unusual bleeding or bruising
  52. unusual tiredness or weakness
  53. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  54. watery or bloody diarrhea
  55. weight gain
  56. wrinkled skin
  57. yellow skin

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. bone pain
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. difficulty with swallowing
  5. fainting
  6. severe constipation
  7. severe vomiting


  1. Back pain
  2. blisters
  3. blurred vision
  4. coma
  5. confusion
  6. dizziness
  7. drowsiness
  8. headache
  9. increased thirst
  10. muscle pain or cramps
  11. open sores
  12. pale skin

Incidence not known

  1. Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  2. hoarseness
  3. sudden weakness in the arms or legs
  4. sudden, severe chest pain
  5. voice changes

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. belching
  3. bloody nose
  4. change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  5. change in walking and balance
  6. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  7. diarrhea
  8. dry mouth
  9. excess flow of tears
  10. hair loss
  11. heartburn
  12. indigestion
  13. low blood pressure
  14. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  15. thinning of the hair
  16. 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.