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. Black, tarry stools
  2. body aches or pain
  3. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  4. burning pain on urination
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. ear congestion
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. loss of voice
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. nasal congestion
  15. painful or difficult urination
  16. pale skin
  17. red, swelling, or painful skin
  18. runny nose
  19. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  20. shortness of breath
  21. sneezing
  22. sore throat
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  24. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  25. swollen glands
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. tingling of the hands and feet
  28. troubled breathing with exertion
  29. ulceration of the skin
  30. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  31. unusual bleeding or bruising
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness
  33. unusual weight gain
  34. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  35. wheezing

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in the urine or stools
  3. confusion
  4. decreased urination
  5. dizziness
  6. dry mouth
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hives
  10. hoarseness
  11. increase in heart rate
  12. irritation
  13. itching
  14. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  15. lightheadedness
  16. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  17. rapid breathing
  18. rash
  19. sunken eyes
  20. swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips
  21. thirst
  22. trouble with swallowing
  23. wrinkled 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. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. bone pain
  3. change in taste
  4. cracked lips
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  7. discoloration of the fingernails or toenails
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  10. heartburn
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. loss of appetite
  13. nausea
  14. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  15. stomach pain
  16. sudden sweating
  17. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  18. vomiting
  19. weight loss

Less common

  1. Darkening of the skin
  2. flaking and falling off of the skin
  3. sleeplessness
  4. trouble with sleeping
  5. unable to sleep
  6. watering of the eyes

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.