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:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  4. sweating
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. chills
  7. cold, clammy skin
  8. cough
  9. decreased urine output
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficulty with breathing
  12. dilated neck veins
  13. dizziness
  14. extreme fatigue
  15. fainting
  16. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  17. fast, weak pulse
  18. fever
  19. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  20. itching
  21. joint or muscle pain
  22. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  23. no blood pressure or pulse
  24. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  25. red, irritated eyes
  26. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  27. shortness of breath
  28. slow or irregular heartbeat
  29. sore throat
  30. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  31. stopping of the heart
  32. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  33. tightness in the chest
  34. troubled breathing
  35. unconsciousness
  36. unusual bleeding or bruising
  37. weight gain
  38. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. back, leg, or stomach pains
  4. bleeding gums
  5. bloating
  6. blurred or double vision
  7. clay-colored stools
  8. coma
  9. confusion about identity, place, and time
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. coughing or spitting up blood
  12. cracks in the skin
  13. dark-colored urine
  14. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  15. decreased urine output
  16. depression
  17. difficulty swallowing
  18. eye pain
  19. fever with or without chills
  20. general body swelling
  21. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  22. headache
  23. high fever
  24. hives
  25. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  26. hostility
  27. increased blood pressure
  28. increased thirst
  29. indigestion
  30. inflamed tissue from infection
  31. irritability
  32. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  33. lethargy
  34. light-colored stools
  35. loss of appetite
  36. loss of heat from the body
  37. lower back or side pain
  38. muscle cramps or spasms
  39. muscle pain or stiffness
  40. muscle twitching
  41. muscular pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  42. noisy breathing
  43. nosebleeds
  44. painful or difficult urination
  45. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  46. pale skin
  47. persistent non-healing sore
  48. pink growth
  49. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  50. rapid weight gain
  51. rash
  52. red, swollen skin
  53. reddish patch or irritated area
  54. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  55. scaly skin
  56. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  57. seizures
  58. severe headache
  59. shiny bump
  60. sores, welting, or blisters
  61. stupor
  62. swollen or painful glands
  63. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  64. unpleasant breath odor
  65. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  66. upper right abdominal pain
  67. vomiting
  68. vomiting of blood
  69. weakness
  70. white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area
  71. yellow eyes and 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:

Incidence not known

  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

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.