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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. joint stiffness or swelling
  3. rash
  4. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. ammonia-like breath odor
  4. anxiety
  5. bleeding gums
  6. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  7. blood in the urine or stools
  8. bloody nose
  9. bloody or black, tarry stools
  10. blue or pale skin
  11. bruising
  12. changes in skin color
  13. chest pain or discomfort
  14. chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
  15. chills
  16. clay-colored stools
  17. cloudy urine
  18. coma
  19. confusion
  20. constipation
  21. cough or hoarseness
  22. coughing up blood
  23. cracks in the skin
  24. dark urine
  25. decreased urine output
  26. depression
  27. diarrhea
  28. difficulty with breathing
  29. dizziness
  30. drowsiness
  31. dry mouth
  32. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  33. feeling of warmth or heat
  34. fever
  35. fever with or without chills
  36. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  37. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  38. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  39. headache
  40. hostility
  41. incoherent speech
  42. increased urination
  43. irritability
  44. itching
  45. joint or muscle pain
  46. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  47. lethargy
  48. light-colored stools
  49. loss of appetite
  50. loss of heat from the body
  51. lower back or side pain
  52. metallic taste
  53. muscle twitching
  54. muscle weakness
  55. nausea or vomiting
  56. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  57. painful or difficult urination
  58. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  59. rapid weight gain
  60. rash
  61. red, irritated eyes
  62. red, swollen skin
  63. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  64. right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
  65. scaly skin
  66. seizures
  67. severe stomach pain
  68. shortness of breath
  69. slow or irregular heartbeat
  70. sore throat
  71. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  72. sores, welting, or blisters
  73. stupor
  74. sweating
  75. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, or lower legs
  76. swollen or painful glands
  77. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  78. thirst
  79. tightness in the chest
  80. unpleasant breath odor
  81. unusual bleeding or bruising
  82. unusual weight gain or loss
  83. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  84. wheezing
  85. 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:


  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. blindness
  3. blue-yellow color blindness
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  9. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  10. change in taste
  11. change in vision
  12. congestion
  13. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  14. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  15. decreased vision
  16. difficulty with moving
  17. discharge or excessive tearing
  18. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  19. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  20. hearing loss
  21. hives or welts
  22. impaired vision
  23. inability to have or keep an erection
  24. indigestion
  25. lack or loss of strength
  26. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  27. loss of appetite
  28. loss of memory
  29. multiple swollen and inflamed skin lesions
  30. muscle aching or cramping
  31. muscle pain or stiffness
  32. muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  33. noisy breathing
  34. problems with memory
  35. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  36. runny nose
  37. sensation of spinning
  38. sensitivity to light
  39. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  40. sleeplessness
  41. sneezing
  42. stomach upset
  43. stuffy nose
  44. sweating
  45. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  46. swelling of the salivary glands
  47. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  48. swollen joints
  49. tearing
  50. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  51. tenderness in the stomach area
  52. throbbing pain
  53. tightness in the chest
  54. trouble getting pregnant
  55. trouble with sleeping
  56. trouble with swallowing
  57. unable to sleep
  58. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  59. voice changes
  60. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  61. weight loss

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.