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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding or crusting sores on the lips
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bruises or red spots on the skin
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. continuing thirst
  9. convulsions (seizures)
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. disorientation
  12. drowsiness
  13. fainting
  14. fever with or without chills
  15. fluid retention
  16. general feeling of illness
  17. heartburn or indigestion
  18. increased heart rate
  19. increased weight gain
  20. irregular heartbeat
  21. itching of the skin
  22. large, flat, blue or purplish patches on the skin
  23. lightheadedness or dizziness
  24. lower back or side pain
  25. mental depression
  26. muscle cramps
  27. nausea
  28. painful or difficult urination
  29. pounding heartbeat
  30. psychotic reaction
  31. rectal bleeding
  32. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  33. severe headache
  34. severe liver reactions
  35. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  36. skin rash
  37. sore throat
  38. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  39. stiff neck or back
  40. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  41. swelling or tenderness in the upper stomach
  42. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  43. troubled breathing, tightness in the chest
  44. unusual bleeding or bruising
  45. unusual tiredness or weakness
  46. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  47. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Changes in facial skin color
  2. fast or irregular breathing
  3. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Diarrhea
  2. fever
  3. slow heartbeat
  4. stomach pain
  5. trembling or shaking

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. Gas

Less common

  1. Abnormal vision
  2. acne
  3. change in sense of taste
  4. decreased appetite
  5. decrease in sexual ability
  6. dry mouth
  7. irritability or nervousness
  8. loss of hair
  9. muscle pain
  10. tingling, burning, or prickling sensations
  11. trouble with swallowing
  12. vaginal bleeding

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.