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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bruising easily
  2. chills
  3. colds
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. fever
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. headache
  9. hoarseness
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of appetite
  12. muscle aches and pains
  13. nausea
  14. runny nose
  15. shivering
  16. sneezing
  17. sore throat
  18. sweating
  19. trouble sleeping
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bleeding after defecation
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. burning feeling while urinating
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. changes in vision
  9. chest pain or tightness
  10. cough producing mucus
  11. decreased urine
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficult or labored breathing
  14. difficult or painful urination
  15. dizziness
  16. dry mouth
  17. eye pain
  18. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  19. feeling of warmth
  20. heartburn
  21. increase in body movements
  22. increased thirst
  23. increased urge to urinate during the night
  24. irregular heartbeat
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. mood changes
  27. nervousness
  28. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  29. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  30. pounding in the ears
  31. rectal bleeding
  32. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  33. seizures
  34. severe constipation
  35. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  36. shivering
  37. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  38. slow or fast heartbeat
  39. stomach cramps or pain
  40. sweating
  41. swelling of the legs and feet
  42. swelling or puffiness of the face
  43. trouble sleeping
  44. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  45. upper abdominal or stomach pain
  46. waking to urinate at night
  47. weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  2. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. hives, itching, or skin rash
  5. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

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. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. pimples
  8. rounded or moon face
  9. stomach discomfort or upset
  10. stuffy nose
  11. white patches in the mouth, throat, or tongue

Less common

  1. Accumulation of pus
  2. agitation
  3. bloated or full feeling
  4. change in hearing
  5. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  6. cracks in the skin at the corners of mouth
  7. difficulty having a bowel movement
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. dizziness or lightheadedness
  10. ear drainage
  11. earache or pain in the ear
  12. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  13. fatty hump between the shoulders
  14. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  15. increased appetite
  16. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  17. lack or loss of strength
  18. loss of memory
  19. loss or thinning of the hair
  20. muscle stiffness
  21. nervousness
  22. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  23. passing gas
  24. pressure in the stomach
  25. problems with memory
  26. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  27. sensation of spinning
  28. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  29. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  30. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  31. swollen joints
  32. uterine bleeding between menstrual periods

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.

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