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. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. convulsions
  8. cough
  9. decreased urination
  10. dizziness
  11. dry mouth
  12. fainting
  13. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  14. fever
  15. increased thirst
  16. irregular heartbeat
  17. lightheadedness
  18. loss of appetite
  19. mood changes
  20. muscle pain or cramps
  21. nausea or vomiting
  22. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  23. painful or difficult urination
  24. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  25. rapid breathing
  26. rapid weight gain
  27. sore throat
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  29. sunken eyes
  30. swelling
  31. swollen glands
  32. tightness in the chest
  33. trouble breathing
  34. unusual bleeding or bruising
  35. unusual tiredness or weakness
  36. unusual weight gain or loss
  37. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. rapid breathing
  5. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Coughing or spitting up blood
  2. dark urine
  3. general tiredness and weakness
  4. headache
  5. light-colored stools
  6. nervousness
  7. pounding in the ears
  8. slow or fast heartbeat
  9. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  10. yellow eyes and 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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back pain
  3. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. hair loss
  7. increased sweating
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. weight loss

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  7. stomach discomfort or upset

Incidence not known

  1. Change or loss of taste

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.