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:

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blindness
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody nose
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  8. change in color vision
  9. chest pain or discomfort
  10. chills
  11. cough
  12. decreased vision
  13. difficulty seeing at night
  14. excessive eye tearing
  15. eye redness, irritation, or pain
  16. fever
  17. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  18. painful or difficult urination
  19. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  20. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  21. sore throat
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  23. swollen or painful glands
  24. thickened patches on the skin
  25. unusual bleeding or bruising
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  4. chest tightness
  5. confusion
  6. cough with mucus
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. dizziness
  9. drowsiness
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. headache
  12. irritability
  13. seeing or hearing things that are not there
  14. seizures
  15. stiff neck
  16. vomiting

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. Dry skin
  2. hair loss or thinning
  3. itching or skin rash
  4. red, swollen skin
  5. scaly skin


  1. Cold sweats
  2. cool, pale skin
  3. depression
  4. headache
  5. increased hunger
  6. nausea
  7. nightmares
  8. shakiness
  9. slurred speech
  10. stomach pain

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.