Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. bloody or cloudy urine
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  8. chills
  9. cough
  10. decreased urine
  11. difficult or labored breathing
  12. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  13. dizziness
  14. dry mouth
  15. fever
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. headache
  18. increased thirst
  19. irregular heartbeat
  20. loss of appetite
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. mood changes
  23. muscle pain or cramps
  24. nausea
  25. nervousness
  26. nosebleeds
  27. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  28. pale skin
  29. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  30. pounding in the ears
  31. rapid weight gain
  32. seizures
  33. slow or fast heartbeat
  34. sore throat
  35. stomach pain
  36. tightness in the chest
  37. troubled breathing with exertion
  38. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  39. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  40. unusual bleeding or bruising
  41. unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. unusual weight gain or loss
  43. vomiting
  44. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extreme tiredness or weakness
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. irregular breathing
  6. skin rash
  7. thickening of bronchial secretions


  1. Dark urine
  2. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  3. light-colored stools
  4. stomach bloating
  5. vomiting blood
  6. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. confusion
  3. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  4. depression
  5. hostility
  6. irritability
  7. itching
  8. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  9. loss of consciousness
  10. muscle twitching
  11. severe sleepiness
  12. stomach tenderness or cramps

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. Belching
  2. change in taste
  3. constipation
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. heartburn
  7. indigestion
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. loss of taste
  10. muscle stiffness
  11. stomach discomfort or upset
  12. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  13. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. discharge or excessive tearing
  3. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

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.