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. Chest pain
  2. collection of blood under the skin
  3. deep, dark purple bruise
  4. itching, pain, redness, or swelling
  5. pain in general
  6. red or purple spots on the skin, varying in size from pinpoint to large bruises

Less common

  1. Nosebleed
  2. painful or difficult urination
  3. shortness of breath
  4. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. confusion
  5. fever, chills, or sore throat
  6. headache (sudden, severe)
  7. nausea or vomiting
  8. stomach pain (severe)
  9. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising
  11. weakness (sudden)

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or swelling
  2. back pain or backaches
  3. blurred vision
  4. change in mental status
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. dark urine
  7. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  8. difficulty with speaking
  9. dizziness
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. feeling of discomfort
  13. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  14. hives
  15. inflammation of the joints
  16. itching
  17. light-colored stools
  18. lower back or side pain
  19. muscle aches
  20. pale color of the skin
  21. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  22. rash
  23. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  24. seizures
  25. sweating
  26. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  27. swollen lymph glands
  28. swollen or painful glands
  29. tightness in the chest
  30. unusual tiredness or weakness
  31. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  32. watery or bloody diarrhea
  33. wheezing
  34. yellow eyes or skin

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. bloating
  3. change in taste
  4. constipation
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. headache
  8. hives or welts
  9. indigestion
  10. loss of appetite
  11. muscle pain or stiffness
  12. noisy breathing
  13. pain in the joints
  14. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  15. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  16. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  17. skin blisters
  18. sores, welting, or blisters
  19. 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.