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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. coughing up blood
  5. difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  6. dizziness
  7. dry mouth
  8. fever
  9. flushed, dry skin
  10. fruit-like breath odor
  11. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  12. headache
  13. increased hunger
  14. increased thirst
  15. increased urination
  16. lump or growth on the skin
  17. nausea
  18. nosebleed
  19. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  20. red or black, tarry stools
  21. red or dark brown urine
  22. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  23. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  24. skin blisters
  25. skin rash
  26. stomach pain
  27. sweating
  28. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  29. tingling of the hands and feet
  30. ulceration of the skin
  31. unable to move
  32. unexplained weight loss
  33. unusual tiredness or weakness
  34. vomiting

Less common

  1. Blurred vision or other change in vision
  2. change in color vision
  3. difficulty seeing at night
  4. eye pain
  5. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  6. redness of the eye
  7. tearing

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. Back pain
  2. cough
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  6. headache
  7. indigestion
  8. loss of appetite
  9. muscle ache, pain, or stiffness
  10. pain in the joints
  11. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  12. sore throat
  13. stuffy or runny nose
  14. yellow eyes or skin

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.