Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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 pain
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty breathing
  4. irregular heartbeats
  5. nausea or vomiting
  6. nervousness
  7. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  8. shortness of breath
  9. weakness or heaviness of the legs

Less common

  1. Dizziness
  2. fainting
  3. fast or slow heartbeat
  4. labored breathing
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. wheezing


  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. arm, back, or jaw pain
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloody or black, tarry stools
  5. bloody urine
  6. burning while urinating
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. chest pain, discomfort, or heaviness
  9. chills
  10. cloudy urine
  11. cold sweats
  12. coma
  13. constipation
  14. convulsions
  15. cough
  16. cracks in the skin
  17. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  18. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  19. diarrhea
  20. difficult or painful urination
  21. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  22. dry mouth
  23. fever
  24. headache
  25. increase in heart rate
  26. increased blood pressure
  27. increased thirst
  28. itching
  29. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  30. lightheadedness
  31. loss of appetite
  32. loss of heat from the body
  33. lower back or side pain
  34. muscle pain or cramps
  35. pounding heartbeat or pulse
  36. rapid breathing
  37. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  38. red, irritated eyes
  39. red, swollen skin
  40. scaly skin
  41. severe sleepiness
  42. severe stomach pain
  43. sore throat
  44. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  45. sunken eyes
  46. sweating
  47. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, fingers, or lower legs
  48. troubled breathing
  49. unusual tiredness or weakness
  50. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  51. weight gain
  52. wrinkled skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Drowsiness
  2. irritability
  3. mood changes
  4. pain or weakness in the hands or feet
  5. trembling
  6. weak pulse

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. Rash
  2. weight loss

Less common

  1. Leg ache
  2. stomach pain


  1. Bad taste
  2. bloated, full feeling
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. changes in appetite
  5. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  6. discouragement
  7. disturbed color perception
  8. double vision
  9. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  10. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  11. feeling of warmth
  12. feeling sad or empty
  13. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  14. hair loss or thinning of hair
  15. hiccups
  16. inability to have or keep an erection
  17. increased sweating
  18. increased urge to urinate during the night
  19. indigestion
  20. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  21. loss of bladder control
  22. loss of interest or pleasure
  23. muscle spasm
  24. night blindness
  25. overbright appearance of lights
  26. passing of gas
  27. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally upper chest
  28. seeing halos around lights
  29. sensation of spinning
  30. sleepiness
  31. sleeplessness
  32. stomach fullness or discomfort
  33. stuffy nose
  34. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  35. trouble concentrating
  36. trouble sleeping
  37. tunnel vision
  38. unable to sleep
  39. waking to urinate at night

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.