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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. body aches or pain
  8. bone pain
  9. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  10. chills
  11. cough
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. dry mouth
  14. ear congestion
  15. fever
  16. flushed, dry skin
  17. fruit-like breath odor
  18. headache
  19. increased hunger
  20. increased thirst
  21. increased urination
  22. loss of voice
  23. lower back or side pain
  24. nausea
  25. pain
  26. painful or difficult urination
  27. pale skin
  28. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  29. sneezing
  30. sore throat
  31. stuffy or runny nose
  32. sweating
  33. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. troubled breathing with exertion
  36. unexplained weight loss
  37. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  38. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  39. unusual bleeding or bruising
  40. unusual tiredness or weakness
  41. vomiting
  42. 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. chest pain
  6. cloudy urine
  7. confusion
  8. diarrhea
  9. dizziness or lightheadedness
  10. drowsiness
  11. fainting
  12. fast heartbeat
  13. frequent urge to urinate
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. irregular heartbeat
  16. itching
  17. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  18. muscle pain
  19. rapid weight gain
  20. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  21. red, irritated eyes
  22. seizures
  23. severe pain in the chest
  24. sudden onset of severe breathing difficulty
  25. thickening of bronchial secretions
  26. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Clay-colored stools
  2. dark urine
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. severe abdominal pain, cramping, or burning
  6. severe constipation
  7. severe vomiting
  8. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
  9. 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.