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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. decreased urine output
  4. dry mouth
  5. eye pain
  6. general feeling of illness
  7. headache
  8. increased thirst
  9. irregular heartbeat
  10. loss of appetite
  11. mood changes
  12. muscle pain or cramps
  13. nausea
  14. numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  15. seizures
  16. sore throat
  17. trouble breathing
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. vomiting

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bluish lips or skin
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain
  5. dizziness or lightheadedness
  6. fever
  7. flushed, dry skin
  8. fruit-like breath odor
  9. increased hunger
  10. increased urine output
  11. irregular or pounding heartbeat or pulse
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  14. stomach ache or cramps
  15. sweating
  16. swollen glands
  17. unexplained weight loss
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. anxiety
  3. back pain
  4. behavior changes similar to drunkenness
  5. bleeding
  6. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  7. bloating
  8. blood in the urine or stools
  9. bluish fingernails, palms, or nailbeds
  10. bruising
  11. change in size, shape, or color of existing mole
  12. cloudy urine
  13. cold sweats
  14. cool, pale skin
  15. confusion
  16. constipation
  17. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  18. coughing or spitting up blood
  19. dark urine
  20. diarrhea
  21. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  22. dilated neck veins
  23. drowsiness
  24. extreme tiredness or weakness
  25. fainting
  26. fast heartbeat
  27. high fever
  28. indigestion
  29. irregular heartbeat, recurrent
  30. irritability
  31. joint pain
  32. large hives, itching, or skin rash
  33. loss of consciousness
  34. mole that leaks fluid or bleeds new mole
  35. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  36. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  37. pale skin
  38. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  39. rapid, shallow breathing
  40. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  41. red, irritated eyes
  42. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  43. severe nausea
  44. shakiness
  45. stiff neck
  46. sudden weight gain
  47. tightness in the chest
  48. swelling of the eyelids, lips, face, fingers, or lower legs
  49. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  50. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  51. yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Confusion
  2. muscle weakness, severe

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:

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. bone pain
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. heartburn
  5. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  6. injection site pain, redness, or swelling
  7. limb pain
  8. mental depression
  9. neck pain
  10. nosebleeds
  11. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  12. trouble sleeping or getting to sleep

Incidence not known

  1. Deafness
  2. difficulty moving
  3. earache
  4. eye dryness, redness, or pain
  5. loss of bowel or bladder control
  6. night sweats
  7. ringing in the ears
  8. small red or purple spots on the skin
  9. swelling of the abdominal or 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.