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. Body aches or pain
  2. burning or stinging of the skin
  3. chills
  4. cough producing mucus
  5. coughing
  6. difficulty with breathing
  7. dizziness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. ear congestion
  9. headache
  10. loss of voice
  11. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  12. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  13. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  14. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  15. sneezing
  16. sore throat
  17. stuffy or runny nose
  18. tightness of the chest or wheezing
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. arm, back, or jaw pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. blood in the urine
  5. blurred or double vision
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  8. burning, itching, and pain in the hairy areas, pus at the root of the hair
  9. change in consciousness
  10. chest pain, discomfort, or heaviness
  11. choking
  12. clay-colored stools
  13. cold, clammy skin
  14. confusion
  15. convulsions
  16. dark-colored urine
  17. diarrhea
  18. dilated neck veins
  19. discharge or excessive tearing
  20. dizziness
  21. drowsiness
  22. earache
  23. extreme fatigue
  24. eye pain
  25. fast, weak pulse
  26. fever
  27. frequent urge to urinate
  28. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  29. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  30. heavy jaw feeling
  31. inability to speak
  32. increased frequency of urination
  33. irregular breathing
  34. itching
  35. joint pain
  36. light-colored stools
  37. lightheadedness
  38. loosening of a tooth
  39. loss of appetite
  40. loss of bladder control
  41. loss of taste
  42. lumps in the tongue
  43. muscle aches, pains, or stiffness
  44. muscle cramps or spasms
  45. nausea or vomiting
  46. nervousness
  47. noisy breathing
  48. pain or burning during urination
  49. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  50. pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw
  51. pale skin
  52. pounding in the ears
  53. rash
  54. redness or swelling in the ear
  55. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  56. sensitivity of the eye to light
  57. severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
  58. severe or sudden headache
  59. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  60. shivering
  61. skin lumps
  62. slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  63. slurred speech
  64. spread of cancer to the liver
  65. stiff neck or back
  66. stomach lumps
  67. stomach pain, continuing
  68. sudden loss of consciousness
  69. sweating
  70. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  71. swollen glands
  72. tearing
  73. temporary blindness
  74. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  75. trouble sleeping
  76. troubled breathing with exertion
  77. unable to speak
  78. unpleasant breath odor
  79. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  80. unusual bleeding or bruising
  81. vomiting of blood
  82. warts on the genital area
  83. watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  84. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  85. weakness on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  86. weight gain
  87. weight loss
  88. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. cough
  3. muscle pain
  4. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  5. red, irritated eyes
  6. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. increased or decreased appetite
  4. swelling or redness in the joints

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, or reddening of the skin
  4. canker sores
  5. discouragement
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. flushing or redness of the skin
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. irritability
  11. loss of interest or pleasure
  12. redistribution or accumulation of body fat
  13. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  14. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  15. stomach discomfort or upset
  16. tiredness
  17. trouble in concentrating
  18. unusually warm skin

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.