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. Blood in the urine
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. fever or chills
  6. increased cough
  7. loss of strength or energy
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. muscle pain, cramps, stiffness, or weakness
  10. pain in the joints
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  13. trouble breathing

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. 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, or warmth at injection site
  3. bloody vomit
  4. enlarged gums
  5. irregular heartbeat
  6. joint pain
  7. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  8. red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  9. sores inside the mouth
  10. stomach pain
  11. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising
  13. white patches on the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. bloody, black, tarry stools
  3. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. chronic or occasional diarrhea
  6. clumsiness
  7. confusion
  8. coughing or spitting up blood
  9. difficulty speaking or understanding what others say
  10. dizziness
  11. drowsiness
  12. general feeling of illness or nausea
  13. headache
  14. heart murmur
  15. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  16. loss of coordination
  17. memory loss
  18. night sweats
  19. seizures
  20. severe headache
  21. sore throat
  22. stiff neck or back
  23. stomach distention
  24. stools that float, are foul smelling, or "fatty"
  25. sudden high fever or low-grade fever for months
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness
  27. vision changes
  28. weakness in the legs

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. Constipation
  2. diarrhea
  3. heartburn
  4. nausea
  5. vomiting
  6. weakness

Less common

  1. Acne
  2. skin rash
  3. trouble sleeping

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.