Side Effects

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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. blood in the urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chills
  6. congestion
  7. cough
  8. cough producing mucus
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. dizziness
  11. dryness or soreness of the throat
  12. fever
  13. headache
  14. hoarseness
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. nervousness
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. pounding in the ears
  19. rapid weight gain
  20. runny nose
  21. slow or fast heartbeat
  22. sweating
  23. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  24. tightness in the chest
  25. tingling of the hands or feet
  26. trouble with swallowing
  27. unusual weight gain or loss
  28. voice changes

Less common

  1. Abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material
  2. ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  3. arm, back, or jaw pain
  4. bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
  5. blindness
  6. bloody nose
  7. burning feeling while urinating
  8. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  9. change in bowel habits
  10. chest pain, discomfort, tightness or heaviness
  11. confusion
  12. decrease in frequency of urination
  13. decrease in urine volume
  14. decreased vision
  15. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  16. difficulty with swallowing or eating
  17. dilated neck veins
  18. dry mouth
  19. fainting
  20. irregular breathing or heartbeat
  21. joint stiffness or swelling
  22. lightheadedness
  23. loss of appetite
  24. lump or swelling in the abdomen or stomach
  25. nausea
  26. no blood pressure or pulse
  27. noisy breathing
  28. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  29. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  30. persistent, non-healing sore
  31. rapid, shallow breathing
  32. reddish patch or irritated area
  33. sensation of pins and needles
  34. shiny bump
  35. stabbing pain
  36. stomach discomfort
  37. stopping of the heart
  38. sunken eyes
  39. thirst
  40. tumor
  41. unconsciousness
  42. unexplained weight loss
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. vomiting
  45. weight gain
  46. white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area
  47. wrinkled skin
  48. yellow skin or eyes

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. coughing up blood
  3. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  4. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  6. paralysis
  7. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  8. red or black, tarry stools
  9. red or dark brown urine
  10. redness of the skin

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. Belching
  2. breast pain
  3. constipation
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. dry skin
  8. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  9. heartburn
  10. inability to have or keep an erection
  11. indigestion
  12. leg cramps
  13. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  14. loss of strength or energy
  15. muscle ache, cramp, pain, or weakness
  16. pain in the pelvis
  17. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  18. passing of gas
  19. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  20. stomach pain or fullness
  21. stuffy or runny nose
  22. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

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.