Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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 pain or cramps
  2. anxiety
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody nose
  7. blurred vision
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. change in walking and balance
  10. chest pain
  11. chills
  12. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  13. cold sweats
  14. coma
  15. convulsions
  16. cool, pale skin
  17. cough or hoarseness
  18. decreased or uncontrolled urination
  19. difficulty with breathing
  20. discouragement
  21. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  22. drowsiness
  23. dry mouth
  24. fast or irregular heartbeat
  25. feeling sad or empty
  26. feeling unusually cold
  27. fever
  28. flushed, dry skin
  29. fruit-like breath odor
  30. headache
  31. incoordination
  32. increased hunger
  33. increased thirst
  34. increased urination
  35. irritability
  36. loss of appetite
  37. loss of interest or pleasure
  38. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  39. mood or mental changes
  40. muscle cramps in hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  41. muscle pain
  42. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
  43. muscle weakness
  44. nausea or vomiting
  45. nervousness
  46. nightmares
  47. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands, feet, fingertips, or mouth
  48. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  49. painful or difficult urination
  50. paralysis or severe weakness of legs
  51. rapid breathing
  52. seizures
  53. shakiness and unsteady walk
  54. shivering
  55. shortness of breath
  56. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  57. sleeplessness
  58. slurred speech
  59. small red or purple spots on skin
  60. sneezing
  61. sore throat
  62. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  63. stuffy or runny nose
  64. sunken eyes
  65. sweating
  66. swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  67. swollen glands
  68. tightness in chest
  69. trouble concentrating
  70. trouble sleeping
  71. troubled breathing with exertion
  72. unable to sleep
  73. uncontrolled bowel movements
  74. unexplained weight loss
  75. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  76. unusual bleeding or bruising
  77. unusual tiredness or weakness
  78. wheezing
  79. wrinkled skin
  80. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. loss of memory
  3. loss of taste
  4. problems with memory

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. Back pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. full or bloated feeling
  6. joint pain
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. muscle aching or stiffness
  9. pain in the arms or legs
  10. pressure in the stomach
  11. swelling of the abdomen or stomach area
  12. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  13. swollen joints

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.