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:

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  2. bloody or black, tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. constipation
  5. diarrhea
  6. dizziness
  7. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  8. headache
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. nausea
  12. nervousness
  13. pale skin
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. severe stomach pain
  16. sweating
  17. unusual bleeding or bruising
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Less common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. decrease in amount or frequency of urine
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. frequent urge to urinate
  6. frequent urination
  7. increased amount of pale, dilute urine
  8. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  9. rapid, shallow breathing
  10. shortness of breath
  11. troubled breathing with exertion

Rare

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blue lips and fingernails
  4. chills
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. confusion
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  9. dark urine
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dilated neck veins
  13. extreme fatigue
  14. general tiredness and weakness
  15. increased blood pressure
  16. increased sweating
  17. increased thirst
  18. itching or hives
  19. light-colored stools
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. nosebleeds
  22. pain or burning in the throat
  23. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  24. rash
  25. rectal bleeding
  26. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  27. stomach upset
  28. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  29. swollen glands
  30. tenderness in the stomach area
  31. tightness in the chest
  32. unpleasant breath odor
  33. upper right abdominal pain
  34. vomiting
  35. weight gain or loss
  36. wheezing
  37. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. bloating
  3. change in consciousness
  4. convulsions
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  9. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  10. fever with or without chills
  11. general body swelling
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  14. loss of consciousness
  15. muscle aching or cramping
  16. muscle pains or stiffness
  17. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  18. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  19. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  20. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  24. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  25. severe mood or mental changes
  26. sneezing
  27. sores, welting, or blisters
  28. swollen joints
  29. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  30. weakness or heaviness of the legs

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. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  4. drowsiness
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. hearing loss
  8. nasal discomfort
  9. passing gas
  10. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

Less common

  1. Runny nose
  2. stuffy nose
  3. watering of the eyes

Rare

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. abnormal taste
  3. appetite changes
  4. bloody nose
  5. bruising
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  8. delusions
  9. dementia
  10. difficulty with speaking
  11. drooling
  12. excessive thirst
  13. false or unusual sense of well-being
  14. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  15. feeling sad or empty
  16. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  17. inability to concentrate
  18. increase in body movements
  19. irritability
  20. lack or loss of strength
  21. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  22. loss of balance control
  23. loss of interest or pleasure
  24. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  25. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  26. restlessness
  27. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  28. sensation of spinning
  29. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  30. shuffling walk
  31. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  32. sleeplessness
  33. tiredness
  34. trouble concentrating
  35. trouble sleeping
  36. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  37. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. eye discharge or excessive tearing
  3. flushed, dry skin
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. increased hunger
  6. increased urination
  7. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  8. stiff neck or back
  9. unexplained 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.