Side Effects

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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. Collection of blood under the skin
  2. deep, dark purple bruise
  3. itching, pain, redness, or swelling

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  3. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


  1. Bleeding in the eye
  2. confusion
  3. headache, sudden, severe, and continuing
  4. nausea and vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  3. bloating
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning upper stomach pain
  6. change in mental status
  7. chest pain or tightness
  8. cold sweats
  9. coma
  10. constipation
  11. cool, pale skin
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. dark or bloody urine
  14. difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  15. difficulty speaking
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. fast heartbeat
  18. feeling of discomfort
  19. fever with or without chills
  20. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  21. hives, itching, skin rash
  22. increased hunger
  23. indigestion
  24. inflammation of the joints
  25. joint or muscle pain
  26. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
  27. light-colored stools
  28. loss of appetite
  29. lower back or side pain
  30. muscle aches
  31. nervousness
  32. nightmares
  33. noisy breathing
  34. painful or difficult urination
  35. pains in the side, possibly radiating to the back
  36. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  37. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  38. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  39. rectal bleeding
  40. red irritated eyes
  41. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  42. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  43. seizures
  44. shakiness
  45. skin blisters
  46. slurred speech
  47. sore throat
  48. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  49. stomach cramps, tenderness, or pain
  50. sweating
  51. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  52. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  53. swollen or painful glands
  54. trouble breathing
  55. unusual bleeding or bruising
  56. watery or bloody diarrhea
  57. 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. Change in taste bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. loss of sense of taste
  4. muscle aches, cramps, or stiffness
  5. redness or swollen joints
  6. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

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.

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