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:

More common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blurred vision
  3. constipation
  4. depressed mood
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. dizziness
  7. dry skin and hair
  8. falls
  9. feeling cold
  10. hair loss
  11. headache
  12. hoarseness or husky voice
  13. joint pain
  14. muscle cramp, pain, and stiffness
  15. nervousness
  16. pain in the arms or legs
  17. pounding in the ears
  18. rapid weight gain
  19. slow or fast heartbeat
  20. tingling of the hands or feet
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. unusual weight gain or loss
  23. weight gain

Less common

  1. Bloody urine
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. decreased urine output
  4. dilated neck veins
  5. extreme tiredness or weakness
  6. irregular breathing or heartbeat
  7. nausea
  8. pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  9. tightness in the chest
  10. troubled breathing
  11. vomiting

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. Decreased appetite
  2. decreased weight
  3. diarrhea
  4. feeling of warmth
  5. itching, skin rash
  6. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

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.