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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. body aches or pain
  7. chills
  8. constipation
  9. cough
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. difficulty in breathing
  12. dizziness
  13. ear congestion
  14. fever
  15. frequent urge to urinate
  16. general feeling of tiredness and weakness
  17. headache
  18. hoarseness
  19. loss of appetite
  20. loss of voice
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. muscle aches
  23. nausea
  24. nervousness
  25. nosebleed
  26. pain
  27. pale skin
  28. pounding in the ears
  29. rapid weight gain
  30. slow or fast heartbeat
  31. sneezing
  32. sore throat
  33. stomach cramps
  34. stuffy or runny nose
  35. tenderness
  36. tingling of the hands or feet
  37. troubled breathing with exertion
  38. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  39. unusual bleeding or bruising
  40. unusual tiredness or weakness
  41. unusual weight gain or loss
  42. vomiting
  43. watery or bloody diarrhea

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  3. chest pain
  4. confusion
  5. dark urine
  6. decreased urine
  7. depressed mood
  8. difficulty with chewing, swallowing, or talking
  9. double vision
  10. drooping eyelids
  11. drowsiness
  12. dry skin and hair
  13. facial swelling
  14. feeling cold
  15. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  16. inability to move the arms and legs
  17. irritability
  18. light-colored stools
  19. lightheadedness
  20. muscle cramp, stiffness, or weakness
  21. numbness in the hands, feet, or lips
  22. rapid, shallow breathing
  23. seizures
  24. sensation of pins and needles
  25. sensitivity to heat
  26. severe headache
  27. severe tiredness
  28. skin rash
  29. stabbing pain
  30. stiff neck or back
  31. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  32. sweating
  33. thickening of bronchial secretions
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. trouble sleeping
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  38. yellow eyes and skin


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. darkening of the skin
  3. diarrhea
  4. fainting
  5. hives, itching
  6. indigestion
  7. joint or muscle pain
  8. joint stiffness or swelling
  9. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  10. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  11. red, irritated eyes
  12. redness of the skin
  13. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

Incidence not known

  1. Flushed, dry skin
  2. fruit-like breath odor
  3. increased hunger
  4. increased urination
  5. sweating

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. Back, neck, arm, or leg pain
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. loss of or change in taste
  4. thinning of the hair or hair loss
  5. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  6. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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.