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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blurred vision
  3. confusion
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  6. fever
  7. pale skin
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. sweating
  10. tingling of the hands or feet
  11. troubled breathing with exertion
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness
  14. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Bleeding from the anus
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. fainting
  5. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  6. painful defecation
  7. shortness of breath
  8. slow or irregular heartbeat
  9. swelling at the surgical site

Less common or rare

  1. Chills
  2. decrease in the frequency of urination
  3. decrease in the urine volume
  4. difficult or troubled breathing
  5. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  6. extra heart beat
  7. headache
  8. hives
  9. hoarseness
  10. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  11. irritation
  12. itching
  13. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  14. nervousness
  15. not breathing
  16. painful urination
  17. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. rash
  20. redness of the skin
  21. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  22. shortness of breath
  23. swelling at the incision site
  24. tightness in the chest
  25. troubled breathing or swallowing
  26. weakness
  27. wheezing

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. Back pain
  2. muscle spasm
  3. nausea
  4. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  5. sleeplessness
  6. trouble sleeping
  7. unable to sleep
  8. vomiting

Less common

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. itching in the genital or other skin areas
  3. scaling
  4. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common or rare

  1. Agitation
  2. cold sweats
  3. hives or welts
  4. increased sweating
  5. muscle weakness
  6. pain in the neck
  7. paleness of the skin
  8. restlessness

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.