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. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. chest pain
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  12. decreased urine output
  13. depression
  14. difficult or labored breathing
  15. difficulty with moving
  16. dizziness
  17. drowsiness
  18. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  19. headache
  20. hoarseness
  21. hostility
  22. irregular heartbeat
  23. irritability
  24. loss of consciousness
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  27. nausea
  28. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  29. painful or difficult urination
  30. pale skin
  31. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  32. pounding in the ears
  33. rapid weight gain
  34. seizures
  35. severe sleepiness
  36. tightness in the chest
  37. tingling of the hands or feet
  38. trembling
  39. troubled breathing with exertion
  40. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  41. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  42. unusual bleeding or bruising
  43. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  44. unusual tiredness or weakness
  45. unusual weight gain or loss
  46. vomiting

Less common

  1. Chills
  2. fever
  3. muscle pain or cramps
  4. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  5. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet


  1. Dark urine
  2. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  3. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  4. light-colored stools
  5. stomach pain, continuing
  6. thickening of bronchial secretions
  7. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  3. fainting
  4. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  5. stomach pain
  6. sweating

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. body aches or pain
  3. bone pain
  4. constipation
  5. diarrhea
  6. dry mouth
  7. ear congestion
  8. flushed, dry skin
  9. fruit-like breath odor
  10. increased hunger
  11. increased thirst
  12. increased urination
  13. loss of appetite
  14. loss of voice
  15. metallic taste
  16. muscle weakness
  17. pain in the arms or legs
  18. runny nose
  19. sneezing
  20. sore throat
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. weight loss

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.