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. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. fever
  7. loss of coordination
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. painful or difficult urination
  10. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  11. pale skin
  12. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  13. severe headaches of sudden onset
  14. shortness of breath
  15. sore throat
  16. sudden onset of slurred speech
  17. sudden vision changes
  18. swollen glands
  19. troubled breathing
  20. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bloody urine or bloody stools
  2. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  3. fainting or loss of consciousness
  4. fast or irregular breathing
  5. increased blood pressure
  6. increased thirst
  7. itching
  8. loss of appetite
  9. nausea
  10. skin rash
  11. swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  12. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  13. tightness in the chest or wheezing
  14. vomiting
  15. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. joint or muscle pain
  3. pain and redness of the skin in the area of earlier radiation treatment
  4. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  5. red, irritated eyes
  6. stomach cramps, tenderness, or pain
  7. watery diarrhea

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. Burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  2. confusion
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. decreased urination
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. discouragement
  10. dizziness
  11. dry mouth
  12. feeling sad or empty
  13. hair loss
  14. headache
  15. heartburn
  16. increase in heart rate
  17. irritability
  18. lightheadedness
  19. loss of interest or pleasure
  20. mood changes
  21. muscle aches or cramping
  22. muscle stiffness
  23. pain or burning in the throat
  24. pain produced by swallowing
  25. rapid breathing
  26. sensation of pins and needles
  27. stabbing pain
  28. stuffy or runny nose
  29. sunken eyes
  30. swelling
  31. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  32. swollen joints
  33. thinning of the hair
  34. thirst
  35. tiredness
  36. trouble concentrating
  37. trouble sleeping
  38. weight loss
  39. wheezing
  40. wrinkled skin

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.