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:

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chest tightness or heaviness
  4. confusion
  5. continuing stomach pain
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  9. fever
  10. headache
  11. incoherent speech
  12. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  13. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  14. muscle pain, cramps, or weakness
  15. nausea or vomiting
  16. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  17. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, leg, back, or neck
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. rash or hives
  20. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  21. sweating
  22. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  23. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  24. unusual bleeding or bruising
  25. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  26. watery or bloody diarrhea

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. drowsiness
  5. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  6. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  7. red, irritated eyes
  8. seizures
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  10. swelling of the body, feet, or ankles
  11. trembling
  12. unusual weight gain

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:

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. body aches or pain
  3. bloated or full feeling
  4. burning or itching around the anus
  5. change in taste or bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  6. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  7. difficult or painful urination
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. ear congestion
  10. ear pain
  11. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  12. falls
  13. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  14. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  15. loss of voice
  16. metallic taste
  17. muscle or bone pain
  18. nasal congestion
  19. passing gas
  20. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  21. runny nose
  22. sensation of spinning
  23. sneezing
  24. sore throat
  25. sunburn
  26. trouble sleeping

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.