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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bruising easily
  2. chills
  3. colds
  4. cough or hoarseness
  5. fever
  6. flu-like symptoms
  7. sneezing
  8. sore throat

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding after defecation
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. burning while urinating
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. chest pain
  9. convulsions
  10. cough producing mucus
  11. decreased urine
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficult or labored breathing
  14. difficult or painful urination
  15. dizziness
  16. dry mouth
  17. eye pain
  18. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  19. feeling of warmth
  20. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  21. headache
  22. heartburn
  23. increase in body movements
  24. increased thirst
  25. increased urge to urinate during the night
  26. irregular heartbeat
  27. joint pain
  28. loss of appetite
  29. lower back or side pain
  30. mood changes
  31. muscle aches and pains
  32. nausea or vomiting
  33. nervousness
  34. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  35. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  36. pounding in the ears
  37. rectal bleeding
  38. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  39. runny nose
  40. severe constipation
  41. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  42. shivering
  43. slow or fast heartbeat
  44. stomach cramps
  45. sweating
  46. swelling of the legs and feet
  47. swelling or puffiness of the face
  48. tightness in the chest
  49. trouble sleeping
  50. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  51. unusual tiredness or weakness
  52. upper abdominal or stomach pain
  53. waking to urinate at night
  54. weight gain
  55. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  2. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. hives
  5. itching
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. skin rash

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. blemishes on the skin
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. pimples
  8. rounded or moon face
  9. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  10. stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Accumulation of pus
  2. agitation
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. bloated or full feeling
  5. change in hearing
  6. changes in vision
  7. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  8. cracks in the skin at the corners of mouth
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. dizziness or lightheadedness
  12. ear drainage
  13. earache or pain in the ear
  14. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  15. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  16. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  17. increased appetite
  18. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  19. lack or loss of strength
  20. loss of memory
  21. muscle pains or stiffness
  22. nervousness
  23. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  24. passing gas
  25. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  26. pressure in the stomach
  27. problems with memory
  28. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  29. sensation of spinning
  30. skin rash
  31. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  32. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  33. sleeplessness
  34. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  35. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  36. swollen joints
  37. unable to sleep
  38. uterine bleeding between menstrual periods

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.