Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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 cramps or pain
  2. accumulation of pus
  3. anxiousness, unexplained
  4. backache
  5. black or red, tarry stools
  6. bleeding from the gums or nose
  7. blurred vision
  8. body aches or pain
  9. bone pain
  10. bruising
  11. burning or stinging of the skin
  12. burning while urinating
  13. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  14. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  15. change in mental status
  16. changes in skin color
  17. chest pain
  18. chills
  19. confusion
  20. convulsions (seizures)
  21. cough
  22. dark or bloody urine
  23. deafness
  24. decreased urine output
  25. decreased vision
  26. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  27. dilated neck veins
  28. discharge from the eyes
  29. dizziness
  30. drowsiness
  31. dry mouth
  32. earache
  33. excessive tearing
  34. extreme fatigue
  35. eye pain
  36. facial hair growth in females
  37. faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
  38. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  39. fever
  40. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  41. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  42. increased hunger
  43. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  44. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  45. lack or loss of appetite
  46. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  47. loss of sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  48. loss of voice
  49. mood changes
  50. muscle pain
  51. nasal congestion
  52. nausea or vomiting
  53. numbness or tingling around the lips, hands, or feet
  54. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  55. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  56. pale skin
  57. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  58. rapid heartbeat
  59. rash
  60. red or dark brown urine
  61. redness or swelling in the ear
  62. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  63. ringing in the ears
  64. runny nose
  65. sensation of pins and needles
  66. severe constipation
  67. severe vomiting
  68. severe, sudden headache
  69. shortness of breath
  70. slurred speech
  71. sore throat
  72. sores or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  73. stomach pain or upset
  74. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  75. sudden loss of coordination
  76. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  77. sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  78. sweating
  79. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  80. tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, and prominent superficial veins over affected area
  81. tremor
  82. trouble breathing
  83. ulcers on the lips or in the mouth
  84. unusual tiredness or weakness
  85. vision changes
  86. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  87. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  88. yellow skin and eyes

Less common

  1. Bloating
  2. change is size, shape, or color of existing mole
  3. darkened urine
  4. hoarseness
  5. mole that leaks fluid or bleeds
  6. new mole
  7. pains in the stomach, side or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  8. skin ulcer or sores

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal wound healing
  2. headache
  3. hives
  4. itching
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  6. nails loose or detached
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. swelling of the arms or legs
  9. yellow nails lacking a cuticle

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. Abnormal vision
  2. acne
  3. belching
  4. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  5. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feeling
  7. constipation
  8. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  9. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  10. crying
  11. decrease in frequency of urination
  12. degenerative disease of the joint
  13. depersonalization
  14. diarrhea
  15. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  16. difficulty with moving
  17. dysphoria
  18. ear pain
  19. enlarged abdomen or stomach
  20. euphoria
  21. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  22. excessive muscle tone, muscle tension or tightness
  23. fear
  24. feeling sad or empty
  25. hearing loss
  26. heartburn
  27. inability to have or keep an erection
  28. increase in heart rate
  29. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  30. increased urge to urinate during the night
  31. indigestion
  32. irritation in the mouth
  33. itching skin
  34. joint pain or swelling
  35. kidney pain
  36. leg cramps
  37. loss of bladder control
  38. loss of energy or weakness
  39. loss of interest or pleasure
  40. loss of strength
  41. lower abdominal or stomach pain
  42. mental depression
  43. muscle aches, pain, stiffness, or weakness
  44. nervousness
  45. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  46. pain or burning in the throat
  47. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  48. paranoia
  49. pelvic pain
  50. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  51. rapid breathing
  52. rapidly changing moods
  53. inflammation, redness, or swelling of the gums or mouth
  54. shaking or trembling
  55. shivering
  56. sleepiness
  57. sunken eyes
  58. swelling
  59. swelling of the scrotum
  60. tender or enlarged gums
  61. tenderness in the stomach area
  62. thickening of the skin
  63. trouble concentrating
  64. trouble with sleeping
  65. waking to urinate at night

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.