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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. anxiety
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody diarrhea
  6. chills
  7. cloudy urine
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. depression
  10. difficult or labored breathing
  11. fever
  12. infection
  13. irritability
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. mood swings
  16. nausea
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. pale skin
  19. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  20. shortness of breath
  21. tightness in the chest
  22. trouble with sleeping
  23. troubled breathing with exertion
  24. unusual bleeding or bruising
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. vomiting
  27. wheezing

Less common

  1. Changes in menstrual cycle
  2. constipation
  3. drowsiness
  4. dry hair and skin
  5. sensitivity to cold
  6. weight gain


  1. Aching, pain, or stiffness in the joints
  2. aggressive behavior
  3. attempt to kill yourself
  4. backache
  5. chest pain (severe)
  6. cool, pale skin
  7. decrease in vision
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with speaking
  10. dizziness
  11. drug addiction or overdose
  12. eye pain
  13. fast or irregular heartbeat
  14. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  15. headache
  16. hives or skin rash
  17. itching of the skin
  18. loss of appetite
  19. muscle weakness
  20. nervousness
  21. numbness or loss of feeling in one or both limbs on the same side of the body
  22. palpitations
  23. paralysis
  24. possible decrease in the amount of urine
  25. restlessness
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. sensitivity to heat
  28. sensitivity to sunlight
  29. sweating (excessive)
  30. thick, scaly skin
  31. thoughts of killing someone
  32. thoughts of killing yourself
  33. warm, smooth, or moist skin
  34. weight loss

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. Aching, fullness, or tension in the sinuses
  2. bruising, irritation, or itching at the injection site
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in taste
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. flushing of the skin
  7. hair loss
  8. indigestion
  9. loss of taste
  10. muscle pain or stiffness
  11. pain in the bones or muscles
  12. runny nose
  13. sneezing
  14. sore throat
  15. thinning of the hair

Less common

  1. Muscle rigidity or stiffness

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.