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. body aches or pain
  5. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty with breathing
  10. ear congestion
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. loss of voice
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. pain
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pale skin
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. shortness of breath
  20. sneezing
  21. sore throat
  22. stuffy or runny nose
  23. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  24. tightness in the chest
  25. troubled breathing with exertion
  26. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  27. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  31. wheezing

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. bladder pain
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  6. blurred vision
  7. chest pain
  8. cloudy urine
  9. confusion
  10. convulsions
  11. diarrhea
  12. dizziness or lightheadedness
  13. drowsiness
  14. fainting
  15. fast heartbeat
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. irregular heartbeat
  19. itching
  20. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  21. muscle pain
  22. rapid weight gain
  23. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  24. red, irritated eyes
  25. severe pain in the chest
  26. stomach pain
  27. sudden onset of severe breathing difficulty
  28. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  29. thickening of bronchial secretions
  30. troubled breathing
  31. unusual weight gain or loss

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. Decreased appetite or weight
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. muscle spasms
  6. muscle stiffness
  7. nausea
  8. night sweats
  9. pain in the arms or legs
  10. rash
  11. sleeplessness
  12. trouble with sleeping
  13. unable to sleep
  14. vomiting

Less common

  1. Dry skin

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.