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. Diarrhea


  1. Bloody or black, tarry stools
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. changes in skin color
  4. changes in urination
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. chest tightness or heaviness
  7. chills
  8. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  9. confusion
  10. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  11. coughing or spitting up blood
  12. dizziness, fainting, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. fever
  15. headache, severe and throbbing
  16. hearing loss
  17. hives or welts, skin rash
  18. joint stiffness
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  20. light-colored stools
  21. muscle pain or stiffness
  22. nausea
  23. nightmares
  24. numbness of the hands
  25. pain in the joints
  26. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  27. painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
  28. pounding in the ears
  29. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  31. seizures
  32. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  33. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  34. swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  35. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  36. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  37. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  38. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  39. vomiting
  40. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  41. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  3. bone pain
  4. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  5. difficulty with breathing, chewing, or talking
  6. double vision
  7. excessive muscle tone
  8. feeling of discomfort
  9. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  10. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  11. increased sensitivity to pain or touch
  12. irregular or slow heart rate
  13. loss of sense of smell
  14. mood changes
  15. nosebleeds
  16. rapid heart rate
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  19. sensation of skin burning
  20. severe sunburn
  21. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  22. uncontrolled eye movements
  23. unusual bleeding or bruising
  24. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  25. vaginal yeast infection

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. Runny or stuffy nose
  2. sneezing

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.