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:

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloody stools
  3. fever
  4. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Rare

  1. Drowsiness
  2. loss of appetite
  3. mood or mental changes
  4. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  5. nausea or vomiting
  6. seizures
  7. trembling
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. bloating
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. darkened urine
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. indigestion
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  14. red, irritated eyes
  15. shortness of breath
  16. skin rash, hives, or itching
  17. sore throat
  18. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. vomiting
  21. yellow eyes or skin

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. heartburn
  4. stomach discomfort or upset

Less common

  1. Burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the injection site
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. dryness of the mouth
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. gas
  7. headache
  8. lightheadedness
  9. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  10. sensation of spinning
  11. sneezing
  12. stuffy or runny nose

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.