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. Anxiety
  2. discouragement
  3. feeling sad or empty
  4. fever
  5. irritability
  6. lack of appetite
  7. loss of interest or pleasure
  8. rash
  9. stomach pain
  10. trouble concentrating
  11. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty in moving
  8. ear congestion
  9. headache
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of voice
  12. muscle cramp, pain, or stiffness
  13. nausea
  14. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  15. runny or stuffy nose
  16. sneezing
  17. sore throat
  18. swollen joints
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. troubled breathing
  21. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness
  23. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  3. bloating
  4. bone fractures, especially of the femur
  5. bone pain
  6. dark urine
  7. decreased appetite
  8. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  9. decreased urine
  10. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  11. dizziness
  12. dry mouth
  13. fast, irregular heartbeat
  14. fast, shallow breathing
  15. general feeling of discomfort
  16. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  17. hostility
  18. increased thirst
  19. indigestion
  20. itching
  21. light-colored stools
  22. loss of bone mineral density
  23. loss of consciousness
  24. mood changes
  25. muscle twitching
  26. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  27. rapid weight gain
  28. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  29. red, irritated eye
  30. seizures
  31. severe sleepiness
  32. sleepiness
  33. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  34. stomach discomfort
  35. stomach pain, continuing
  36. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  37. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  38. vomiting
  39. 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. Back pain
  2. lack or loss of strength

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. belching
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. redistribution or accumulation of body fat

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.