Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. 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

Less common

  1. Diarrhea


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody nose
  7. bluish color
  8. changes in skin color
  9. clay-colored stools
  10. convulsions
  11. cough or hoarseness
  12. dark urine
  13. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  14. difficulty with breathing
  15. difficulty with swallowing
  16. dizziness
  17. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  18. feeling of discomfort
  19. feeling of warmth
  20. fever with or without chills
  21. general body swelling
  22. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  23. headache
  24. hives
  25. increased sweating
  26. increased thirst
  27. inflammation of the joints
  28. itching
  29. loss of appetite
  30. lower back or side pain
  31. muscle aches
  32. nausea or vomiting
  33. noisy breathing
  34. nosebleeds
  35. pain
  36. pale skin
  37. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  38. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  39. rash
  40. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  41. shortness of breath
  42. skin rash
  43. swelling of the foot or leg
  44. swollen lymph glands
  45. tenderness
  46. tightness in the chest
  47. troubled breathing with exertion
  48. unpleasant breath odor
  49. unusual weight loss
  50. vomiting of blood
  51. watery or bloody diarrhea
  52. wheezing
  53. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chest pain
  3. coughing up blood
  4. decrease in the amount of urine
  5. excessive muscle tone
  6. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  7. muscle stiffness, tension, or tightness
  8. nosebleeds
  9. paralysis
  10. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  11. red irritated eyes
  12. red or black, tarry stools
  13. red or dark brown urine
  14. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  15. restlessness
  16. skin rash with a general disease
  17. swelling
  18. trouble sitting still
  19. unpleasant breath odor

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:


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bloated
  4. change in taste
  5. dizziness
  6. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  7. full feeling
  8. headache
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. itching of the vagina or genital area
  12. loss of taste
  13. pain during sexual intercourse
  14. passing gas
  15. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  16. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts
  2. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  3. 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.