Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums, nosebleeds
  4. confusion
  5. convulsions
  6. dark urine
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. fever, chills
  9. general body swelling
  10. headache
  11. irregular heartbeats
  12. loss of appetite
  13. mood or mental changes
  14. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  15. nausea or vomiting
  16. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  17. tremor
  18. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Bluish color
  2. pain, tenderness
  3. swelling of the foot or leg


  1. Diarrhea
  2. inflammation or swelling
  3. watery or bloody diarrhea

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. change in consciousness
  7. chest pain
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. difficult or painful urination
  10. difficulty with swallowing
  11. dizziness
  12. fast heartbeat
  13. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  14. itching, hives
  15. muscle twitching or jerking
  16. paralysis
  17. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  18. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  19. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  20. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  21. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  22. seizures
  23. severe sleepiness
  24. stiff neck
  25. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  26. swollen or painful glands
  27. unpleasant breath odor
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. vomiting of blood

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:

Less common

  1. Red streaks on the skin
  2. swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site


  1. Itching of the vagina or genital area
  2. pain during sexual intercourse
  3. redness of the skin
  4. sore mouth or tongue
  5. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  6. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

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.