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:

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. decreased urine
  5. dry mouth
  6. fever
  7. increased thirst
  8. irregular heartbeat
  9. loss of appetite
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. mood or mental changes
  12. muscle pain or cramps
  13. nausea or vomiting
  14. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips
  15. painful or difficult urination
  16. pale skin
  17. seizures
  18. shortness of breath
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody stools
  6. bluish color of skin
  7. blurred or loss of vision
  8. changes in skin color
  9. chest pain
  10. chest tightness
  11. clay-colored stools
  12. constipation
  13. dark urine
  14. depression
  15. diarrhea
  16. dizziness
  17. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  18. drowsiness
  19. extra heartbeats
  20. fainting
  21. fast heartbeat
  22. flushed, dry skin
  23. flushing
  24. fruit-like breath odor
  25. headache
  26. hives or welts
  27. incoherent speech
  28. increased hunger
  29. increased urination
  30. irregular fast heartbeat
  31. irritability
  32. itching
  33. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  34. light-colored stools
  35. metallic taste
  36. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  37. muscle weakness
  38. nervousness
  39. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  40. pain, tenderness, and swelling of foot or leg
  41. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  42. pounding in the ears
  43. redness of the skin
  44. restlessness
  45. skin rash
  46. slow heartbeat
  47. sore mouth or tongue
  48. sweating
  49. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  50. swollen glands
  51. trembling
  52. trouble breathing
  53. unexplained weight loss
  54. unpleasant breath odor
  55. unusually warm skin
  56. vomiting of blood
  57. weakness
  58. weight loss
  59. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  60. white patches with diaper rash
  61. 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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. double vision
  6. eye pain
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. feeling unusually cold
  9. halos around light
  10. indigestion
  11. loss of bowel control
  12. night blindness
  13. over bright appearance of lights
  14. rapid weight gain
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. shivering
  17. stomach discomfort or upset
  18. tingling of the hands or feet
  19. tunnel vision
  20. unusual weight gain or loss
  21. upper stomach pain

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.