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. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. body aches or pain
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. decreased urine
  12. diarrhea
  13. dizziness or lightheadedness
  14. dry mouth
  15. ear congestion
  16. fainting
  17. fast or irregular heartbeat
  18. fever
  19. headache
  20. increased thirst
  21. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  22. loss of appetite
  23. loss of voice
  24. lower back or side pain
  25. mood changes
  26. muscle pain or cramps
  27. nasal congestion
  28. nausea
  29. no blood pressure
  30. no breathing
  31. no pulse
  32. numbness or tingling in the face, lips, arms, hands, feet, or legs
  33. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  34. painful or difficult urination
  35. pale skin
  36. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  37. rapid weight gain
  38. runny nose
  39. seizures
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  42. swollen glands
  43. trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
  44. troubled breathing
  45. troubled breathing with exertion
  46. unusual bleeding or bruising
  47. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  48. vomiting

Less common

  1. Persistent non-healing sore
  2. pink growth
  3. reddish patch or irritated area
  4. shiny bump
  5. white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area


  1. Chest discomfort
  2. general feeling of illness
  3. hoarseness
  4. indigestion
  5. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  6. rapid, shallow breathing
  7. severe nausea or vomiting
  8. sneezing
  9. stomach pain
  10. sweating
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  13. yellow skin and eyes

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. Change in taste
  2. cracks in the skin
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. itching skin
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of heat from the body
  8. loss of taste
  9. muscle spasm
  10. red, swollen skin
  11. scaly skin

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.