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, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. chills
  4. dark urine
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. fever
  7. general body swelling
  8. headache
  9. loss of appetite
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. nosebleeds
  12. pale skin
  13. sore throat
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bluish color
  5. changes in skin color
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions
  9. cough
  10. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficulty with swallowing
  13. dizziness
  14. dry mouth
  15. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  16. general tiredness and weakness
  17. hives or itching
  18. increased blood pressure
  19. increased thirst
  20. light-colored stools
  21. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  22. lower back or side pain
  23. mood changes
  24. muscle pain or cramps
  25. nervousness
  26. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  27. painful or difficult urination
  28. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  29. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
  31. skin itching, rash, or redness
  32. slow or irregular heartbeat
  33. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  34. swelling of the face, throat, fingers, or lower legs
  35. swollen glands
  36. tenderness
  37. tightness in the chest
  38. troubled breathing
  39. troubled breathing with exertion
  40. unusual bleeding or bruising
  41. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  42. watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  43. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  44. weight gain

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. Blurred vision
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. flushed, dry skin fruit-like breath odor
  4. increased hunger
  5. increased urination
  6. sweating
  7. unexplained weight loss
  8. welts

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.