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.

Also, because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used. These may include certain types of cancer, such as leukemia. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common or rare

  1. Amnesia
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. convulsions (seizures)
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. fever or chills
  7. infection
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. muscle weakness or paralysis on one or both sides of the body
  10. painful or difficult urination
  11. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  12. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  13. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chest pain
  3. cough
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. fever or chills
  8. hives
  9. itching
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  12. shortness of breath
  13. skin rash
  14. sneezing
  15. sore throat
  16. tightness in the chest
  17. troubled breathing
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. wheezing

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. Constipation
  2. headache
  3. nausea and vomiting
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common or rare

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. anxiety
  3. blurred or double vision
  4. breast pain (in females)
  5. burning or prickling feeling on the skin
  6. confusion
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty with speaking
  9. dizziness
  10. drowsiness
  11. loss of appetite
  12. loss of muscle coordination
  13. mental depression
  14. muscle pain
  15. runny or stuffy nose
  16. skin rash or itching
  17. sore throat
  18. trouble with sleeping
  19. unusual weight gain
  20. urinary incontinence or increased urge to urinate

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.