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.

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. blood in the urine or stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. cough producing mucus
  12. decreased urination
  13. difficult or labored breathing
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  15. dry mouth
  16. ear congestion
  17. fainting
  18. fever
  19. headache
  20. increase in heart rate
  21. loss of voice
  22. lower back or side pain
  23. nerve pain
  24. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. pale skin
  27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  28. rapid breathing
  29. runny nose
  30. shortness of breath
  31. sneezing
  32. sore throat
  33. stuffy nose
  34. sunken eyes
  35. sweating
  36. swollen glands
  37. thirst
  38. tightness in the chest
  39. troubled breathing with exertion
  40. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  41. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  42. unusual bleeding or bruising
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  45. wheezing
  46. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Decreased urine output
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. increased sensitivity to pain
  5. increased sensitivity to touch
  6. irregular breathing
  7. irregular heartbeat
  8. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  9. thickening of bronchial secretions
  10. tingling in the hands and feet
  11. troubled breathing
  12. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  13. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
  2. agitation
  3. back pain
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. bruising
  7. change in consciousness
  8. coma
  9. coughing or vomiting blood
  10. dark urine
  11. deafness
  12. deep or fast breathing with dizziness, numbness to feet, hands, and around the mouth
  13. diarrhea
  14. drowsiness
  15. fast heartbeat
  16. fear or nervousness
  17. general tiredness and weakness
  18. hallucinations
  19. irritability
  20. itching
  21. light-colored stools
  22. loss of consciousness
  23. mood or mental changes
  24. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  25. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  26. pounding, slow heartbeat
  27. rectal bleeding
  28. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  29. red, irritated eyes
  30. restlessness
  31. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  32. seizures
  33. shaking
  34. stiff neck
  35. trouble sleeping
  36. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  37. yellow eyes or skin

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. bone pain
  4. constipation
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. feeling unusually cold or shivering
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. itching skin
  12. loss of appetite
  13. loss of taste
  14. mental depression
  15. muscle cramps
  16. muscle pain or stiffness
  17. nausea
  18. pain in the joints
  19. pain in the limb
  20. rash
  21. sleeplessness
  22. stomach discomfort or upset, or pain
  23. swelling
  24. swollen joints
  25. unable to sleep
  26. vomiting
  27. 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.