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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Diarrhea


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. fever
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. shortness of breath
  8. sore throat
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  10. swollen glands
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. bloody or cloudy urine
  9. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  10. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  11. bruising
  12. chest pain or discomfort
  13. clay-colored stools
  14. cold, clammy skin
  15. confusion
  16. coughing or vomiting blood
  17. cracks in the skin
  18. dark-colored urine
  19. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  20. difficult or troubled breathing
  21. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  22. dilated neck veins
  23. dizziness
  24. extreme fatigue
  25. fast heartbeat
  26. fast, weak pulse
  27. feeling of discomfort
  28. general body swelling
  29. general tiredness and weakness
  30. headache
  31. heavier menstrual periods
  32. high fever
  33. hives
  34. hoarseness
  35. increased thirst
  36. inflammation of the joints
  37. irregular breathing
  38. irregular heartbeat
  39. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  40. itching
  41. joint or muscle pain
  42. light-colored stools
  43. lightheadedness
  44. loss of appetite
  45. loss of consciousness
  46. loss of heat from the body
  47. muscle aches
  48. muscle cramps or spasms
  49. muscle pain or stiffness
  50. nausea or vomiting
  51. noisy breathing
  52. nosebleeds
  53. pain in the ankles or knees
  54. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  55. painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
  56. pale skin
  57. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  58. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  59. problems with bleeding or clotting
  60. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  61. rash
  62. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  63. red, irritated eyes
  64. red, swollen skin
  65. scaly skin
  66. seizures
  67. severe stomach pain
  68. slow or irregular breathing
  69. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  70. sweating
  71. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  72. swollen lymph glands
  73. tightness in the chest
  74. unpleasant breath odor
  75. unusual weight loss
  76. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  77. vomiting of blood
  78. weight gain
  79. wheezing
  80. 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:

Less common

  1. Itching of the vagina or genital area
  2. pain during sexual intercourse
  3. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  4. vaginal yeast infection


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. constipation
  4. dry mouth
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. heartburn
  8. increase in body movements
  9. increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  10. indigestion
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. passing gas
  13. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  14. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  15. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  16. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  17. unable to sleep

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. discharge, excessive tearing
  3. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  4. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

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.