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:


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. abdominal or stomach tenderness
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. 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
  6. blisters
  7. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  8. blood in the urine or stools
  9. blurred vision
  10. bone pain
  11. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  12. chest pain
  13. chills
  14. clay-colored stools
  15. cough
  16. crying
  17. dark urine
  18. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  19. difficult or labored breathing
  20. difficulty with moving
  21. difficulty with swallowing
  22. discouragement
  23. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  24. dry mouth
  25. excessive muscle tone
  26. fainting
  27. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  28. feeling of unreality
  29. feeling of warmth or heat
  30. feeling sad or empty
  31. fever
  32. flushed, dry skin
  33. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  34. fruit-like breath odor
  35. headache
  36. hyperventilation
  37. increased hunger
  38. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  39. increased thirst
  40. increased urination
  41. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  42. irritability
  43. itching
  44. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  45. lack of coordination
  46. loss of appetite
  47. loss of interest or pleasure
  48. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  49. mood or mental changes
  50. muscle aching or cramping
  51. muscle pains or stiffness
  52. muscle tension or tightness
  53. nausea or vomiting
  54. nervousness
  55. noisy breathing
  56. pain
  57. pain in the pelvis
  58. pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
  59. painful or difficult urination
  60. painful, swollen joints
  61. pale skin
  62. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  63. pounding in the ears
  64. problems with speech or speaking
  65. problems with vision or hearing
  66. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  67. rapid weight gain
  68. rapidly changing moods
  69. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  70. restlessness
  71. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  72. seizures
  73. sensation of the skin burning
  74. sense of detachment from self or body
  75. severe sunburn
  76. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  77. skin rash
  78. sore throat
  79. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  80. sweating
  81. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  82. swelling or puffiness of the face
  83. swollen glands
  84. tightness in the chest
  85. tingling of the hands or feet
  86. tiredness
  87. trouble concentrating
  88. trouble sleeping
  89. troubled breathing with exertion
  90. unexplained weight loss
  91. unpleasant breath odor
  92. unusual bleeding or bruising
  93. unusual tiredness or weakness
  94. unusual weight gain or loss
  95. vomiting of blood
  96. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  3. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  4. confusion as to time, place, or person
  5. difficulty in chewing or talking
  6. double vision
  7. drooping eyelids
  8. eye pain
  9. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  10. hives
  11. hoarseness
  12. irregular or slow heart rate
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  14. light-colored stools
  15. muscle weakness
  16. no blood pressure or pulse
  17. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  18. red, irritated eyes
  19. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  20. severe headache
  21. severe tiredness
  22. stomach pain, continuing
  23. stopping of heart
  24. unconsciousness
  25. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  26. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  27. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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:


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. belching
  4. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  5. change in sense of smell
  6. change in taste
  7. changes in vision
  8. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  11. fear or nervousness
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. full feeling
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. hearing loss
  16. heartburn
  17. impaired vision
  18. indigestion
  19. itching of the vagina or genital area
  20. lack or loss of strength
  21. loss of memory
  22. pain during sexual intercourse
  23. passing of gas
  24. problems with memory
  25. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  28. sore mouth or tongue
  29. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  30. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  31. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  32. vaginal yeast infection
  33. white patches in the mouth and/or on the tongue

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.