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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  6. chills
  7. colicky or burning stomach pain
  8. constipation
  9. cough
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficult or labored breathing
  12. difficulty in swallowing
  13. disturbed color perception
  14. double vision
  15. ear congestion
  16. fever
  17. halos around lights
  18. headache
  19. hoarseness
  20. increased sensitivity to pain or touch
  21. irregular heartbeat
  22. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  23. loss of appetite
  24. loss of voice
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. nerve pain
  27. night blindness
  28. overbright appearance of lights
  29. pain in the back of throat or chest when swallowing
  30. pain or burning in the throat
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pale skin
  33. rapid weight gain
  34. recurrent fainting
  35. runny or stuffy nose
  36. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  37. slow or irregular heartbeat
  38. sneezing
  39. sore throat
  40. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  41. swelling
  42. trouble breathing
  43. tunnel vision
  44. unusual bleeding or bruising
  45. unusual tiredness or weakness
  46. unusual weight gain or loss
  47. vomiting
  48. vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  49. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  3. clay-colored stools
  4. confusion
  5. dark urine
  6. dry mouth
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. flushed, dry skin
  9. fruit-like breath odor
  10. increased hunger
  11. increased thirst
  12. increased urination
  13. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  14. itching, skin rash
  15. loss of consciousness
  16. nausea
  17. stomach pain or tenderness
  18. sweating
  19. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  20. yellow eyes or skin

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. back pain
  3. belching
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in taste
  6. heartburn
  7. increased weight
  8. indigestion
  9. loss of taste
  10. muscle spasm or weakness
  11. pain in the arms or legs
  12. stomach discomfort or upset
  13. trouble in walking
  14. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  15. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet


  1. Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  2. redness or discoloration of the skin
  3. severe sunburn

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.