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. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. body aches or pain
  6. bone pain
  7. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  8. chills
  9. cough
  10. difficult or labored breathing
  11. ear congestion
  12. fever
  13. headache
  14. loss of voice
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. pain
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. pale skin
  19. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  20. sneezing
  21. sore throat
  22. stuffy or runny nose
  23. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  24. tightness in the chest
  25. troubled breathing with exertion
  26. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  27. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bladder pain
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest pain
  7. cloudy urine
  8. confusion
  9. diarrhea
  10. dizziness or lightheadedness
  11. drowsiness
  12. fainting
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. frequent urge to urinate
  15. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  16. irregular heartbeat
  17. itching
  18. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  19. muscle pain
  20. rapid weight gain
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. seizures
  24. severe pain in the chest
  25. stomach pain
  26. sudden onset of severe breathing difficulty
  27. thickening of bronchial secretions
  28. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Clay-colored stools
  2. dark urine
  3. dry mouth
  4. fruit-like breath odor
  5. heartburn
  6. increased hunger
  7. increased thirst
  8. increased urination
  9. indigestion
  10. nausea
  11. severe abdominal pain, cramping, or burning
  12. severe constipation
  13. severe vomiting
  14. troubled breathing
  15. unexplained weight loss
  16. vomiting
  17. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  18. yellow eyes or 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. Decreased appetite or weight
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. muscle spasm or stiffness
  6. night sweats
  7. pain in the arms or legs
  8. rash
  9. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Dry skin

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.