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. bloody nose
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. fever
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. painful or difficult urination
  11. pale skin
  12. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. shortness of breath
  15. sore throat
  16. tingling of the hands or feet
  17. troubled breathing with exertion
  18. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. confusion
  6. convulsions
  7. decreased urination
  8. deep, dark purple bruises
  9. difficulty with speaking
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. double vision
  12. dry mouth
  13. fainting
  14. fast, shallow breathing
  15. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  16. flushed, dry skin
  17. fruit-like breath odor
  18. headache
  19. hives
  20. hoarseness
  21. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  22. inability to speak
  23. increased hunger
  24. increased thirst
  25. increased urination
  26. irritation
  27. itching, pain, redness, or swelling of the skin
  28. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  29. loss of consciousness
  30. muscle cramps
  31. nausea
  32. nervousness
  33. pale, clammy skin
  34. pounding in the ears
  35. rapid breathing
  36. rash
  37. slow speech
  38. stomachache
  39. sunken eyes
  40. sweating
  41. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  42. thirst
  43. troubled breathing or swallowing
  44. unexplained weight loss
  45. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  46. wrinkled 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. difficulty with moving
  7. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. loss of appetite
  10. muscle pain or stiffness
  11. pain in the arms or legs
  12. trouble sleeping
  13. upper abdominal or stomach pain
  14. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. anxiety
  3. belching
  4. bleeding gums
  5. bloody eye
  6. bone pain
  7. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  8. continuous ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  9. darkening of the skin
  10. decreased appetite
  11. depression
  12. double vision
  13. dry skin
  14. ear pain
  15. eye discharge or excessive tearing
  16. eye pain
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. hearing loss
  19. heartburn
  20. increased sweating
  21. indigestion
  22. itching skin
  23. muscle spasm, stiffness, or weakness
  24. redness and swelling of the gums
  25. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  26. stomach discomfort or upset
  27. stuffy nose

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.