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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. body aches or pain
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. ear congestion
  9. fever or chills
  10. headache
  11. increased sensitivity to pain or touch
  12. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  13. loss of voice
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. nerve pain
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pale skin
  18. rapid weight gain
  19. runny or stuffy nose
  20. slow or irregular heartbeat
  21. sneezing
  22. sore throat
  23. tightness in the chest
  24. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  25. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. unusual weight gain or loss
  29. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet


  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in the urine or stools
  3. pinpoint red spots on the 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:

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort, pain, or tenderness
  2. acid or sour stomach
  3. back pain
  4. belching
  5. change in taste
  6. decrease or change in vision
  7. decreased appetite
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. heartburn
  13. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  14. indigestion
  15. muscle pain or stiffness
  16. nausea
  17. pain in the joints
  18. pain or burning in the throat
  19. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  20. problems with balance
  21. rash
  22. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  23. scaling, redness, burning, pain, chapping, swelling, or other signs of inflammation of the lips
  24. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  25. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  26. trouble sleeping

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.