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:

More common

  1. Bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  5. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  6. bloody nose
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest discomfort or pain
  9. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  10. decreased urine output
  11. dilated neck veins
  12. dizziness
  13. extreme fatigue
  14. faintness
  15. fast, slow, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  16. headache
  17. irregular breathing
  18. irregular heartbeat
  19. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  20. nervousness
  21. pimples
  22. pounding in the ears
  23. rapid weight gain
  24. rash
  25. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  26. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  27. shortness of breath
  28. tightness in the chest
  29. tingling of the hands and feet
  30. troubled breathing
  31. ulceration of the skin
  32. unusual tiredness or weakness
  33. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. fever


  1. Change in vision
  2. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  3. seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision

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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, pus at the root of the hair
  3. canker sores
  4. change in taste
  5. dark-colored urine
  6. dry eyes
  7. dry mouth
  8. dry skin
  9. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  10. loosening of the fingernails
  11. loss of taste
  12. muscle cramps or spasms
  13. muscle pain or stiffness
  14. redness or soreness around the fingernails
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  16. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  17. thirst

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.