Side Effects

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

Less common

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


  1. Anxiety
  2. behavior changes similar to drunkenness
  3. bleeding
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bluish fingernails, palms, or nailbeds
  6. bruising
  7. cloudy urine
  8. cold sweats
  9. cool pale skin
  10. drowsiness
  11. headache
  12. large hives or rash
  13. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  14. severe nausea
  15. shakiness
  16. sore mouth or tongue
  17. swelling of the eyelids, lips, or face
  18. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  19. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Confusion
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. 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:

More common

  1. Diarrhea

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. bone pain
  6. constipation
  7. flushing
  8. heartburn
  9. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  10. indigestion
  11. injection site pain, redness, or swelling
  12. itching
  13. itchy, red skin
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. limb pain
  16. loss of appetite
  17. mental depression
  18. neck pain
  19. nosebleeds
  20. pale skin
  21. shivering chills
  22. trouble sleeping or getting to sleep
  23. weight gain


  1. Agitation
  2. blisters inside the mouth
  3. coughing or spitting up blood
  4. earache
  5. eye dryness, redness, or pain
  6. loss of bowel or bladder control
  7. night sweats
  8. rapid, shallow breathing
  9. ringing in the ears
  10. small red or purple spots on skin
  11. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  12. swelling or puffiness of the face or eyelids
  13. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

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.