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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Cough
  2. fever
  3. skin rash
  4. sneezing
  5. sore throat
  6. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs

Less common or rare

  1. Abnormal growth in the breast
  2. arm, back, or jaw pain
  3. bloody or black, tarry stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  6. burning or stinging of the skin
  7. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  8. chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
  9. chills
  10. confusion
  11. cramps
  12. diarrhea
  13. dry mouth
  14. earache
  15. fast or irregular heartbeat
  16. heartburn
  17. heavy bleeding
  18. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  19. high blood pressure
  20. increased hunger
  21. increased thirst
  22. increased urination
  23. loss of appetite
  24. loss of consciousness
  25. muscle aches and pains
  26. nausea
  27. nerve pain
  28. painful blisters on the trunk of body
  29. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  30. pale skin
  31. redness or swelling in the ear
  32. sensation of pins and needles
  33. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  34. stabbing pain
  35. stiff neck
  36. stomachache
  37. stomach pain (severe)
  38. sweating
  39. tenderness in the stomach area
  40. trouble breathing
  41. unexplained weight loss
  42. unusual bleeding or bruising
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. unusual weight gain
  45. vomiting
  46. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  47. weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Area rash
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. changes in skin color
  4. clay-colored stools
  5. dilated neck veins
  6. itching
  7. joint or muscle pain
  8. light-colored stools
  9. pale or a bluish color skin of the fingers or toes
  10. red irritated eyes
  11. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  12. seizures
  13. slurred speech
  14. sores, welting, or blisters
  15. sudden and severe inability to speak
  16. ulcers or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  17. unpleasant breath odor
  18. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body
  19. yellow eyes and skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Continuing thirst
  2. dizziness
  3. drowsiness
  4. headache, severe or continuing
  5. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  6. trouble breathing
  7. 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. Back pain
  2. change in sense of taste
  3. gas
  4. headache
  5. heartburn
  6. inability to sleep
  7. loss of taste
  8. pain or burning in the throat
  9. stuffy or runny nose

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding after defecation
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. breast pain
  5. bone deformity
  6. buzzing or ringing noise in the ears
  7. constipation
  8. decrease in height
  9. decreased appetite
  10. depression
  11. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  12. difficulty with moving or walking
  13. difficulty with swallowing
  14. excessive muscle tone, muscle tension, or tightness
  15. excessive tearing
  16. feeling of pressure
  17. hair loss
  18. hives
  19. hoarseness
  20. increased sweating
  21. infection
  22. inflammation
  23. itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site
  24. itching of the vagina or genital area
  25. joint or muscle pain or stiffness
  26. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  27. loss of energy or weakness
  28. loss of hearing
  29. muscle pain increased
  30. muscle stiffness
  31. nervousness
  32. numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes
  33. pain during sexual intercourse
  34. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  35. pounding heartbeat
  36. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  37. redness or swelling in the arms or legs
  38. sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  39. severe sunburn
  40. sleepiness
  41. straining while passing stool
  42. sudden sweating and feelings of warmth
  43. swelling
  44. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  45. tenderness
  46. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  47. thinning of the hair
  48. trouble with swallowing
  49. uncomfortable swelling around anus
  50. unexplained weight loss
  51. voice changes
  52. warmth on the skin
  53. weakness or heaviness of the legs

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. bloating
  3. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  4. loss of sense of smell
  5. pain
  6. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  7. shakiness and unsteady walk
  8. stomach cramps
  9. swelling of the neck
  10. tenderness
  11. trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  12. unsteadiness
  13. watery or bloody diarrhea

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.

From Mayo Clinic to your inbox

Sign up for free and stay up to date on research advancements, health tips, current health topics, and expertise on managing health. Click here for an email preview.

To provide you with the most relevant and helpful information, and understand which information is beneficial, we may combine your email and website usage information with other information we have about you. If you are a Mayo Clinic patient, this could include protected health information. If we combine this information with your protected health information, we will treat all of that information as protected health information and will only use or disclose that information as set forth in our notice of privacy practices. You may opt-out of email communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.