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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Skin rash (severe) with itching

Less common

  1. Skin rash with symptoms such as fever, blistering, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, swelling, muscle aches, or joint aches


  1. Difficulty in breathing

Incidence unknown

  1. Agitation
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. chills
  5. coma
  6. confusion
  7. dark urine
  8. decreased urine output
  9. depression
  10. difficulty breathing
  11. dizziness
  12. fatigue
  13. fever
  14. general body swelling
  15. headache
  16. hostility
  17. irritability
  18. lethargy
  19. loss of appetite
  20. muscle twitching
  21. nausea
  22. nosebleeds
  23. pale skin
  24. rapid weight gain
  25. seizures (convulsions)
  26. sore throat
  27. stupor
  28. swelling of face, ankles, or hands
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. vomiting
  31. yellowing of the 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. Body aches or pain
  2. cough
  3. diarrhea
  4. discouragement
  5. ear congestion
  6. fear
  7. feeling sad or empty
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. joint pain
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. loss of interest or pleasure
  12. loss of voice
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nasal congestion
  15. nervousness
  16. pain, localized
  17. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  18. runny nose
  19. shivering
  20. shortness of breath
  21. sneezing
  22. sweating
  23. tightness in chest
  24. tiredness
  25. trouble concentrating
  26. trouble sleeping
  27. wheezing

Less common

  1. Abdominal pain, generalized
  2. dryness or soreness of throat
  3. hoarseness
  4. sleeplessness
  5. tender, swollen glands in neck
  6. trouble in swallowing
  7. unable to sleep
  8. 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.