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:

Less common

  1. Agitation
  2. coma
  3. confusion
  4. decreased urine output
  5. depression
  6. dizziness
  7. headache
  8. hostility
  9. irritability
  10. lethargy
  11. muscle twitching
  12. nausea
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. seizures
  15. stupor
  16. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bladder pain
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. changes in skin color
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. clay-colored stools
  11. cloudy urine
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. coughing up blood
  14. dark urine
  15. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  16. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  17. difficulty with speaking
  18. dilated neck veins
  19. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  20. double vision
  21. enlarged abdomen or stomach
  22. extreme fatigue
  23. fainting
  24. fast or slow heartbeat
  25. feeling of warmth
  26. fever
  27. frequent urge to urinate
  28. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  29. inability to speak
  30. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  31. increased sweating
  32. irregular breathing
  33. irregular heartbeat
  34. itching
  35. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  36. lightheadedness
  37. loosening of the fingernails
  38. loss of appetite
  39. loss of strength or energy
  40. lower back or side pain
  41. muscle pain or weakness
  42. nosebleeds
  43. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  44. pain
  45. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  46. paralysis
  47. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  48. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  49. rapid, shallow breathing
  50. rash
  51. red or black, tarry stools
  52. red or dark brown urine
  53. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  54. shortness of breath
  55. slow speech
  56. sore throat
  57. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  58. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  59. sweating
  60. swelling of the fingers, feet, or lower legs
  61. swollen glands
  62. tightness in the chest
  63. troubled breathing
  64. unpleasant breath odor
  65. unusual bleeding or bruising
  66. unusual weak feeling
  67. vomiting of blood
  68. weight gain
  69. wheezing
  70. yellow eyes or skin

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 or rare

  1. Diarrhea
  2. drowsiness
  3. indigestion
  4. stomach pain
  5. unusual hair loss


  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. body aches or pain
  3. congestion
  4. cracked lips
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  7. hives or welts
  8. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  9. muscle stiffness
  10. redness of the skin
  11. runny nose
  12. voice changes

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.