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. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bloody in the urine or stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions (seizures)
  9. decrease in the amount of urine
  10. dizziness
  11. drowsiness
  12. fainting
  13. fast or irregular heartbeat
  14. fever
  15. headache
  16. increased thirst
  17. loss of appetite
  18. muscle pain, cramps, spasms, or twitching
  19. nausea or vomiting
  20. nervousness
  21. noisy, rattling breathing
  22. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  23. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  24. pounding in the ears
  25. shortness of breath
  26. slow or fast heartbeat
  27. swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  28. trembling
  29. troubled breathing at rest
  30. unusual bleeding or bruising
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  33. weight gain

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extreme fatigue
  4. irregular breathing
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. pale skin
  8. swelling
  9. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth


  1. Decreased vision
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. eye pain or tenderness
  4. eye redness
  5. hives
  6. itching
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  8. sensitivity of the eye to light
  9. skin rash
  10. sweating
  11. tearing of the eye
  12. tightness in the chest

Incidence not known

  1. Bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating
  2. faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

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. belching
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. body aches or pain
  6. bone pain
  7. constipation
  8. cracks in the skin at the corners of mouth
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. difficult or labored breathing
  12. difficulty moving
  13. ear congestion
  14. fear
  15. frequent urge to urinate
  16. heartburn
  17. indigestion
  18. joint pain
  19. lack or loss of strength
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. muscle aching, cramping, pains, or stiffness
  22. nasal congestion
  23. nervousness
  24. pain and swelling at the injection site
  25. sensitivity to heat
  26. shivering
  27. sneezing
  28. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  29. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  30. sweating
  31. swollen joints
  32. trouble sleeping
  33. weight loss

Less common

  1. Ammonia-like breath odor
  2. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  3. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  4. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  5. feeling unusually cold
  6. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  7. unusual behavior

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.