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. 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 or discomfort
  9. chest tightness or heaviness
  10. chills
  11. confusion
  12. congestion in the chest
  13. cramps
  14. diarrhea
  15. dry mouth
  16. earache
  17. fast or irregular heartbeat
  18. heartburn
  19. heavy bleeding
  20. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  21. high blood pressure
  22. increased hunger
  23. increased thirst
  24. increased urination
  25. loss of appetite
  26. loss of consciousness
  27. muscle aches and pains
  28. nausea
  29. nerve pain
  30. painful blisters on the trunk of body
  31. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  32. pale skin
  33. redness or swelling in the ear
  34. sensation of pins and needles
  35. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  36. stabbing pain
  37. stiff neck
  38. stomachache
  39. stomach pain (severe)
  40. sweating
  41. tenderness in the stomach area
  42. troubled breathing with exertion
  43. unexplained weight loss
  44. unusual bleeding or bruising
  45. unusual tiredness or weakness
  46. unusual weight gain
  47. vomiting
  48. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  49. weakness
  50. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Area rash
  2. changes in skin color
  3. clay-colored stools
  4. dilated neck veins
  5. light-colored stools
  6. pale or a bluish color skin of the fingers or toes
  7. seizures
  8. slurred speech
  9. sores, welting, or blisters
  10. sudden and severe inability to speak
  11. unpleasant breath odor
  12. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body
  13. 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. shortness of breath
  6. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  7. troubled breathing
  8. 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. gas
  3. headache
  4. heartburn
  5. inability to sleep
  6. pain or burning in the throat
  7. 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. change in sense of taste
  8. constipation
  9. decrease in height
  10. decreased appetite
  11. depression
  12. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  13. difficulty with moving or walking
  14. difficulty with swallowing
  15. excessive muscle tone, muscle tension, or tightness
  16. excessive tearing
  17. feeling of pressure
  18. hair loss
  19. hives
  20. hoarseness
  21. increased sweating
  22. infection
  23. inflammation
  24. itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site
  25. itching of the vagina or genital area
  26. joint or muscle pain or stiffness
  27. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  28. loss of energy or weakness
  29. loss of hearing
  30. muscle pain increased
  31. muscle stiffness
  32. nervousness
  33. numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes
  34. pain during sexual intercourse
  35. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  36. pounding heartbeat
  37. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  38. redness or swelling in the arms or legs
  39. sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  40. severe sunburn
  41. sleepiness
  42. straining while passing stool
  43. sudden sweating and feelings of warmth
  44. swelling
  45. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  46. tenderness
  47. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  48. thinning of the hair
  49. trouble with swallowing
  50. troubled breathing
  51. uncomfortable swelling around anus
  52. unexplained weight loss
  53. voice changes
  54. warmth on the skin
  55. weakness or heaviness of the legs

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloating
  4. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  5. loss of sense of smell
  6. pain
  7. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  8. red or irritated eyes
  9. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  10. shakiness and unsteady walk
  11. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  12. stomach cramps
  13. swelling of the neck
  14. tenderness
  15. trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  16. unsteadiness
  17. 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.