Side Effects

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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. blood in the urine
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. dizziness
  7. faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. fever
  10. headache
  11. itching, hives, or rash
  12. nausea and vomiting
  13. painful or difficult urination
  14. pale skin
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. sweating
  18. swollen glands
  19. tightness in the chest
  20. troubled breathing, exertional
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. chest pain
  3. hoarseness
  4. lower back or side pain
  5. muscle weakness
  6. pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  7. rapid weight gain
  8. red or purple spots on the skin, varying in size and remaining after pushing the skin surface


  1. Flushing of the face or neck
  2. swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips
  3. white patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or in folds of the skin, including the genitals

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. blindness
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest discomfort
  5. confusion
  6. convulsions
  7. decreased urine output
  8. decreased vision
  9. dilated neck veins
  10. drowsiness
  11. extreme fatigue
  12. eye pain
  13. feeling of discomfort
  14. inability to move the arms and legs
  15. inflammation of the joints
  16. irregular breathing
  17. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  18. muscle aches or pain
  19. numbness, pain, tingling, or weakness
  20. painful glands
  21. spitting up blood
  22. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  23. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower 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. Fear or nervousness
  2. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bone pain
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  5. heartburn
  6. indigestion
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. loss of appetite
  9. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  10. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  11. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  12. weight loss


  1. Bloody nose
  2. constipation
  3. sensation of temperature change
  4. sleepiness
  5. stuffy nose
  6. tremor
  7. unexplained nosebleeds

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.