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. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. clay colored stools
  7. cloudy urine
  8. cough
  9. dark urine
  10. decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  11. decreased appetite
  12. dizziness
  13. fever
  14. headache
  15. itching
  16. loss of appetite
  17. nausea and vomiting
  18. nervousness
  19. painful or difficult urination
  20. pounding in the ears
  21. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  22. shortness of breath
  23. skin rash
  24. slow or fast heartbeat
  25. sore throat
  26. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  27. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  28. swollen glands
  29. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  30. unusual bleeding or bruising
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in the urine
  3. blood in the vomit
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. convulsions
  6. difficulty swallowing
  7. hives
  8. pale skin
  9. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. severe or continuing stomach pain
  12. tightness in the chest
  13. troubled breathing with exertion

Rare

  1. Bloating
  2. chest discomfort
  3. constipation
  4. darkened urine
  5. hoarseness
  6. indigestion
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. night sweats
  9. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  10. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  11. sweating
  12. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. drowsiness
  3. headache, severe and throbbing
  4. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching

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. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. bleeding, tender, or enlarged gums
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  5. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  6. pimples
  7. stuffy or runny nose

Less common

  1. Brittle fingernails
  2. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. cramps
  6. discharge or excessive tearing
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. hearing loss
  9. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  10. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  11. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  12. weight loss

Rare

  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. discouragement
  3. disturbed color perception
  4. double vision
  5. fear or nervousness
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. halos around lights
  8. irritability
  9. joint pain
  10. loss of interest or pleasure
  11. night blindness
  12. overbright appearance of lights
  13. tiredness
  14. trouble concentrating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. tunnel vision
  17. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  18. weakness
  19. 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.