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. Difficult or labored breathing
  2. fainting
  3. fast or irregular heartbeat
  4. severe diarrhea
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. clay colored stools
  3. dark urine
  4. decreased appetite
  5. fever
  6. headache
  7. itching or skin rash
  8. loss of appetite
  9. nausea and vomiting
  10. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  11. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. hives
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  13. red, irritated eyes
  14. sore throat
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  16. thickening of bronchial secretions

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. back pain
  3. belching
  4. cracked lips
  5. diarrhea (mild)
  6. dry skin
  7. heartburn
  8. indigestion
  9. pain in the arms or legs
  10. redness, swelling, or painful skin
  11. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  12. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or the inside of the mouth
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  15. tingling of the hands and feet
  16. trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Loosening of the fingernails
  2. redness or soreness around the fingernails

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.