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. Black or tarry stools
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. fever
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. pale skin
  8. shortness of breath
  9. sore throat
  10. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. confusion about identity, place, and time
  3. diarrhea
  4. itching or skin rash
  5. joint or muscle pain
  6. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  7. redness of the skin
  8. red, irritated eyes
  9. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  10. slow or irregular heartbeat

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. confusion
  4. decreased urination
  5. dizziness
  6. dry mouth
  7. fainting
  8. heartburn
  9. hiccups
  10. increase in heart rate
  11. indigestion
  12. lack or loss of strength
  13. lightheadedness
  14. loss of appetite
  15. nausea
  16. rapid breathing
  17. stomach discomfort upset or pain
  18. sunken eyes
  19. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  20. thirst
  21. weight loss
  22. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. hot flashes
  3. indigestion
  4. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  5. tenderness in the stomach area

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.