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. Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. bone pain
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. coma
  10. confusion
  11. convulsions
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. decreased urine output
  14. difficulty with breathing
  15. dizziness
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. drowsiness
  18. dry mouth
  19. fast or irregular heartbeat
  20. fever
  21. flushed, dry skin
  22. fruit-like breath odor
  23. headache
  24. increased hunger
  25. increased thirst
  26. increased urination
  27. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  28. loss of appetite
  29. lower back or side pain
  30. mood or mental changes
  31. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  32. muscle pain
  33. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
  34. nausea or vomiting
  35. numbness or tingling in the hands, fingertips, feet, or lips
  36. painful or difficult urination
  37. pale skin
  38. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  39. shortness of breath
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  42. sweating
  43. swelling of the face, ankles, feet, lower legs, or hands
  44. swollen glands
  45. trembling
  46. tremor
  47. troubled breathing
  48. troubled breathing with exertion
  49. unexplained weight loss
  50. unusual bleeding or bruising
  51. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Fainting
  2. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  3. swelling

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. Change in taste
  2. constipation
  3. cracks in the skin
  4. diarrhea
  5. itching skin
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of appetite
  8. loss of heat from the body
  9. loss of taste
  10. red, swollen skin
  11. scaly skin
  12. weight loss

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.