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. Agitation
  2. ammonia-like breath odor
  3. anxiety
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. bloody or black, tarry stools
  9. blue or pale skin
  10. bruising
  11. changes in skin color
  12. chest pain or discomfort
  13. chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
  14. chills
  15. clay-colored stools
  16. cloudy urine
  17. confusion
  18. constipation
  19. cough
  20. coughing up blood
  21. cracks in the skin
  22. dark urine
  23. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  24. decreased urine output
  25. depression
  26. diarrhea
  27. difficulty with breathing
  28. dizziness
  29. drowsiness
  30. dry mouth
  31. feeling of warmth or heat
  32. fever
  33. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  34. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  35. headache
  36. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  37. hoarseness
  38. hostility
  39. incoherent speech
  40. increased urination
  41. irritability
  42. joint or muscle pain
  43. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  44. light-colored stools
  45. loss of appetite
  46. loss of consciousness
  47. loss of heat from the body
  48. lower back or side pain
  49. metallic taste
  50. muscle twitching
  51. muscle weakness
  52. nausea
  53. noisy breathing
  54. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  55. painful or difficult urination
  56. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  57. rapid weight gain
  58. red, irritated eyes
  59. red, swollen skin
  60. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  61. right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
  62. scaly skin
  63. seizures
  64. severe sleepiness
  65. severe stomach pain
  66. slow or irregular heartbeat
  67. sore throat
  68. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  69. sores, welting, or blisters
  70. stomach pain
  71. sweating
  72. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, or lower legs
  73. swollen or painful glands
  74. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  75. thirst
  76. tightness in the chest
  77. unpleasant breath odor
  78. unusual bleeding or bruising
  79. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  80. unusual weight gain or loss
  81. vomiting
  82. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  83. 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. change in taste
  10. change in vision
  11. congestion
  12. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  13. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  14. decreased vision
  15. difficulty with moving
  16. discharge or excessive tearing
  17. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  18. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  19. hearing loss
  20. impaired vision
  21. inability to have or keep an erection
  22. indigestion
  23. lack or loss of strength
  24. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  25. loss of appetite
  26. loss of memory
  27. multiple swollen and inflamed skin lesions
  28. muscle pain, cramps, or stiffness
  29. muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  30. problems with memory
  31. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  32. runny nose
  33. sensation of spinning
  34. sensitivity to light
  35. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  36. sleeplessness
  37. sneezing
  38. stomach upset
  39. stuffy nose
  40. sweating
  41. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  42. swelling of the salivary glands
  43. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  44. tearing
  45. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  46. tenderness in the stomach area
  47. throbbing pain
  48. trouble getting pregnant
  49. trouble with sleeping
  50. trouble with swallowing
  51. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  52. voice changes
  53. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  54. 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.

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