Side Effects

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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. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. fever
  8. painful or difficult urination
  9. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  10. shortness of breath
  11. sore throat
  12. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  13. swollen glands
  14. unusual bleeding or bruising
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. clay-colored stools
  3. dark urine
  4. decreased appetite
  5. headache
  6. loss of appetite
  7. nausea and vomiting (severe)
  8. skin rash or itching
  9. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  10. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. fat in the stool
  6. general feeling of illness
  7. muscle pain or stiffness
  8. pain in the joints
  9. pale skin
  10. sores on the skin
  11. sudden loss of weight
  12. swollen glands
  13. troubled breathing with movement
  14. weight loss

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. Nausea or vomiting (mild)
  2. swollen joints

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair

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.