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. Back pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. chills
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. confusion
  7. constipation
  8. cough
  9. dark urine
  10. decreased appetite
  11. depressed mood
  12. dizziness
  13. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  14. dry skin and hair
  15. feeling warm or cold
  16. fever
  17. hair loss
  18. headache
  19. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  20. hoarseness
  21. irritation
  22. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  23. muscle cramps and stiffness
  24. nausea
  25. nervousness
  26. pounding in the ears
  27. rapid weight gain
  28. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  29. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  30. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  31. slow or fast heartbeat
  32. stomach pain
  33. sweating
  34. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  35. tightness in the chest
  36. tingling of the hands or feet
  37. troubled breathing or swallowing
  38. ulceration of the skin
  39. unusual tiredness or weakness
  40. unusual weight gain or loss
  41. vomiting
  42. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Bloody urine
  2. chest pain
  3. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. increased thirst
  6. lower back or side pain
  7. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  8. severe, sudden headache
  9. slurred speech
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stomach cramps
  13. sudden loss of coordination
  14. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  15. swelling of the face, fingers, lower legs
  16. thickening of bronchial secretions
  17. vision changes
  18. watery or bloody diarrhea

Rare

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chest discomfort
  3. cloudy urine
  4. darkening of the skin
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty in speaking
  7. double vision
  8. drowsiness
  9. dry mouth
  10. fainting
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  14. inability to speak
  15. increased hunger
  16. increased urination
  17. indigestion
  18. loss of appetite
  19. loss of consciousness
  20. muscle pain
  21. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  22. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  23. red, irritated eyes
  24. sensitivity to heat
  25. slow speech
  26. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  27. trouble sleeping
  28. unexplained weight loss
  29. upper right abdominal or stomach pain

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. Bone pain
  2. cracked lips
  3. decreased weight
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. voice changes

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.