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:

Less common

  1. Chills
  2. cough
  3. fever
  4. hoarseness
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination


  1. Fever with or without chills
  2. itching, skin rash
  3. nausea
  4. severe stomach cramps and pain
  5. stomach tenderness
  6. unusual bleeding or bruising
  7. vomiting
  8. watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  9. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. confusion about identity, place, and time
  8. cool, pale skin
  9. dark urine
  10. depression
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. fainting
  14. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  15. feeling of unreality
  16. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  17. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  18. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  19. hives
  20. increased hunger
  21. joint or muscle pain
  22. light-colored stools
  23. loss of appetite
  24. nightmares
  25. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  26. recurrent fainting
  27. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  28. red, irritated eyes
  29. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  30. seizures
  31. sense of detachment from self or body
  32. severe mood or mental changes
  33. shakiness
  34. skin eruptions
  35. slurred speech
  36. sore throat
  37. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  38. stomach pain
  39. swollen glands
  40. tightness in the chest
  41. unpleasant breath odor
  42. unusual behavior
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. vomiting of blood

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. Belching
  2. bloated or full feeling
  3. change in sensation of taste
  4. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  5. headache
  6. heartburn
  7. indigestion
  8. mild diarrhea
  9. passing gas

Incidence not known

  1. Change in sense of smell
  2. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. hearing loss
  5. lightheadedness
  6. loss of taste
  7. mood or mental changes
  8. sensation of spinning
  9. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  10. sore mouth or tongue
  11. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  12. tongue discoloration
  13. tooth discoloration
  14. trouble sleeping
  15. weight loss

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.