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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  7. cloudy urine
  8. cough
  9. cough producing mucus
  10. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  13. difficulty in swallowing
  14. dizziness
  15. fainting
  16. fast or irregular breathing
  17. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  18. fever
  19. frequent urge to urinate
  20. headache, severe and throbbing
  21. heartburn
  22. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  23. itching, skin rash
  24. joint or muscle pain or stiffness
  25. loss of appetite
  26. loss of consciousness
  27. nausea
  28. nervousness
  29. noisy breathing
  30. nosebleed
  31. pain in the lower back
  32. pain or burning in the throat
  33. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  34. pale skin
  35. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  36. pounding in the ears
  37. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  38. severe sunburn
  39. slow heartbeat
  40. sneezing
  41. sore throat
  42. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  43. stomach pain or tenderness
  44. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  45. swelling of the eyes, eyelids, face, arms, or legs
  46. swelling, tenderness, warmth, blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  47. trouble breathing
  48. troubled breathing with exertion
  49. unusual bleeding or bruising
  50. unusual tiredness or weakness
  51. vomiting

Rare

  1. Anxiety
  2. bloating
  3. changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  4. chills
  5. cold, pale or a bluish skin color of the fingers or toes
  6. confusion
  7. constipation
  8. darkened urine
  9. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  10. dilated neck veins
  11. dry mouth
  12. extreme tiredness or weakness
  13. flushed, dry skin
  14. fruit-like breath odor
  15. gaseous stomach pain
  16. increased blood pressure
  17. increased hunger
  18. increased thirst
  19. increased urination
  20. indigestion
  21. irregular breathing
  22. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  23. numbness and tingling of the face, fingers, or toes
  24. pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially in the calves or heels upon exertion
  25. pale, bluish-colored, or cold hands or feet
  26. rapid, shallow breathing
  27. recurrent fever
  28. severe constipation
  29. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  30. sores, welts, or blisters
  31. stomach fullness
  32. swollen glands
  33. unexplained weight loss
  34. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing
  35. weak or absent pulses in the legs
  36. weight gain
  37. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Clay-colored stools
  2. cold sweats
  3. muscle pain or cramps
  4. nightmares
  5. seizures
  6. shakiness
  7. slurred speech
  8. stiff neck or back
  9. unpleasant breath odor
  10. upper right abdominal pain

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. Belching
  2. body aches or pain
  3. ear congestion
  4. loss of voice
  5. nasal congestion
  6. runny nose

Less common

  1. Bleeding after defecation
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. dryness of the throat
  6. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  7. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  8. frequent urge to defecate
  9. full feeling
  10. hearing loss
  11. hoarseness
  12. leg cramps
  13. loss or thinning of the hair
  14. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  15. passing gas
  16. sensation of spinning
  17. straining while passing stool
  18. stuffy nose
  19. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  20. trouble sleeping
  21. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  22. voice changes

Rare

  1. Abnormal ejaculation
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. decreased sexual performance or desire
  4. discharge, excessive tearing
  5. double vision
  6. eye pain
  7. feeling unusually cold
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  10. seeing double
  11. shivering
  12. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  13. unsteady walk

Incidence not known

  1. Loss of sense of smell or taste
  2. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

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.