Side Effects

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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. flushing or redness of the skin
  4. itching skin or rash
  5. muscle pain or stiffness
  6. nausea
  7. pain in the joints
  8. tingling of the hands or feet
  9. unusual weight gain or loss
  10. unusually warm skin
  11. vomiting

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chills
  5. confusion
  6. decreased urination
  7. dizziness
  8. dry mouth
  9. fainting
  10. fever
  11. increase in heart rate
  12. lightheadedness
  13. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  14. rapid breathing
  15. sunken eyes
  16. thirst
  17. unusual bleeding or bruising
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. wrinkled 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. Headache
  2. pain in the arms or legs

Less common

  1. Fear or nervousness
  2. 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.