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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  2. bloating
  3. bluish color
  4. changes in skin color
  5. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  6. fever
  7. increased thirst
  8. itching of the vagina or genital area
  9. nausea or vomiting
  10. pain
  11. pain during sexual intercourse
  12. swelling at the site of injection
  13. swelling of the foot or leg
  14. tenderness
  15. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. unusual weight loss
  18. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  19. white patches with diaper rash


  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. dark urine
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. dizziness
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. general body swelling
  12. headache
  13. hives
  14. itching
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. loss of appetite
  17. nosebleeds
  18. pale skin
  19. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  20. shortness of breath
  21. skin rash
  22. sore throat
  23. tightness in the chest
  24. wheezing
  25. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. change in consciousness
  5. chest pain
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. confusion
  8. coughing up blood
  9. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficult or painful urination
  12. drowsiness
  13. hallucinations
  14. increased blood pressure
  15. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  16. increased thirst
  17. irritability
  18. loss of consciousness
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. muscle twitching or jerking
  21. nosebleeds
  22. paralysis
  23. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  24. red or black, tarry stools
  25. red or dark brown urine
  26. rhythmic movement of the muscles
  27. seizures
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  29. stiff neck
  30. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  31. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  32. swollen or painful glands
  33. troubled breathing
  34. unpleasant breath odor
  35. unusual bleeding or bruising
  36. vomiting of blood
  37. watery or bloody diarrhea
  38. 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:

More common

  1. Red streaks on the skin
  2. swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site

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.