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, fainting, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. dry skin and hair
  14. feeling warm or cold
  15. fever
  16. hair loss
  17. headache
  18. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  19. hoarseness
  20. irritation
  21. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  22. muscle cramps and stiffness
  23. nausea
  24. nervousness
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. rapid weight gain
  27. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  28. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  29. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  30. slow or fast heartbeat
  31. stomach pain
  32. sweating
  33. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. tingling of the hands or feet
  36. trouble breathing or swallowing
  37. ulceration of the skin
  38. unusual tiredness or weakness
  39. unusual weight gain or loss
  40. vomiting
  41. 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. difficulty in speaking
  6. double vision
  7. drowsiness
  8. dry mouth
  9. fruit-like breath odor
  10. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  11. inability to speak
  12. increased hunger
  13. increased urination
  14. indigestion
  15. loss of appetite
  16. loss of consciousness
  17. muscle pain
  18. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  19. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  20. red, irritated eyes
  21. sensitivity to heat
  22. slow speech
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  24. trouble sleeping
  25. unexplained weight loss
  26. 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.