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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. crying
  10. delusions
  11. dementia
  12. depersonalization
  13. diarrhea
  14. dysphoria
  15. euphoria
  16. fever or chills
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. headache
  19. joint pain
  20. loss of appetite
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. mental depression
  23. muscle aches and pains
  24. nausea
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. paranoia
  27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  28. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  29. rapid weight gain
  30. rapidly changing moods
  31. runny nose
  32. shakiness and unsteady walk shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  33. shivering
  34. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  35. sore throat
  36. sweating
  37. tingling of the hands or feet
  38. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  39. trouble with sleeping
  40. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness
  43. unusual weight gain or loss
  44. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. blurred vision
  3. bruising
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in walking and balance
  6. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  7. constipation
  8. cough producing mucus
  9. darkened urine
  10. difficult or labored breathing
  11. dizziness
  12. excessive muscle tone
  13. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  14. fear or nervousness
  15. increased need to urinate
  16. indigestion
  17. lack of coordination
  18. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  19. loss of bladder control
  20. loss of strength or energy
  21. mood or mental changes
  22. muscle pain or weakness
  23. muscle stiffness
  24. muscle tension or tightness
  25. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  26. passing urine more often
  27. pounding in the ears
  28. small red or purple spots on the skin
  29. sneezing
  30. sore throat
  31. stuffy nose
  32. tightness in the chest
  33. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  34. yellow eyes or skin

Rare

  1. False or unusual sense of well-being
  2. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheadedness
  3. feeling of warmth or heat
  4. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. change in vision
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. double vision
  6. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  7. hearing loss
  8. heartburn
  9. impaired vision
  10. indigestion
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. loss of appetite
  13. seeing double
  14. sleeplessness
  15. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  16. unable to sleep
  17. uncontrolled eye movements
  18. weight gain
  19. weight loss

Less common

  1. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  5. change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. dry skin
  9. earache
  10. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  11. full feeling
  12. itching of the vagina or genital area
  13. leg cramps
  14. loss of memory
  15. muscle pains or stiffness
  16. pain
  17. pain during sexual intercourse
  18. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  19. passing gas
  20. problems with memory
  21. rash
  22. redness or swelling in the ear
  23. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  24. swollen joints
  25. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Rare

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  4. trouble with swallowing
  5. voice changes

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.