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:


  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chest pain
  7. chills
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. dark urine
  10. decrease in the frequency of urination
  11. decrease in urine volume
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficult or troubled breathing
  14. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  15. difficulty with swallowing
  16. dizziness
  17. fast heartbeat
  18. fever
  19. fever with or without chills
  20. general body swelling
  21. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  22. headache
  23. hives
  24. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  25. itching
  26. joint or muscle pain
  27. loss of appetite
  28. lower back or side pain
  29. nausea or vomiting
  30. nosebleeds
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  33. pale skin
  34. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  35. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  36. red, irritated eyes
  37. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  38. shortness of breath
  39. skin rash
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  42. swelling or puffiness of the face
  43. swollen glands
  44. tightness in the chest
  45. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  46. unusual bleeding or bruising
  47. unusual tiredness or weakness
  48. wheezing
  49. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. bloody nose
  3. fainting
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. feeling of warmth
  6. heavier menstrual periods
  7. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  8. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  9. sweating

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. cold sweats
  7. confusion
  8. cool, pale skin
  9. decreased appetite
  10. depression
  11. drowsiness
  12. fear or nervousness
  13. increased hunger
  14. muscle tremors
  15. nightmares
  16. rapid, deep breathing
  17. restlessness
  18. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  19. seizures
  20. slurred speech
  21. stomach cramps
  22. strange thoughts
  23. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  24. sugar in the urine
  25. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  26. unpleasant breath odor
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  29. vomiting of blood
  30. 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:


  1. Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  2. excitement
  3. hearing loss
  4. hives or welts
  5. irritability
  6. redness of the skin

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion about identity, place, and time
  2. constipation
  3. difficulty in focusing the eyes
  4. disturbed dreams
  5. drowsiness
  6. false or unusual sense of well-being
  7. relaxed and calm feeling
  8. sleepiness
  9. sleeplessness
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. unable to sleep
  12. weakness

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.