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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain

Less common

  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. heartburn
  3. irritation or pain of the esophagus
  4. muscle pain


  1. Skin rash

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions
  9. cough
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficulty with breathing
  12. difficulty with moving
  13. heartburn
  14. heavy jaw feeling
  15. hives or welts
  16. irregular heartbeats
  17. itching
  18. joint pain
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  20. loosening of a tooth
  21. muscle aching or cramping
  22. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  23. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  24. pain or burning in the throat
  25. pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw
  26. rapid weight gain
  27. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  28. red, irritated eyes
  29. redness of the skin
  30. shortness of breath
  31. sore throat
  32. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  33. swollen joints
  34. tingling of the hands or feet
  35. tremor
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. unusual weight gain or loss
  38. 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. Constipation
  2. diarrhea
  3. full or bloated feeling
  4. gas
  5. headache
  6. nausea

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred vision or other change in vision
  2. dizziness or lightheadedness
  3. eye pain
  4. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  7. sensation of spinning
  8. sensitivity of the eye to light
  9. tearing

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.