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

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding after defecation
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody or cloudy urine
  7. blue lips and fingernails
  8. blurred vision
  9. body aches or pain
  10. chest pain
  11. chills
  12. congestion
  13. cough
  14. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  15. decreased urination
  16. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  17. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing
  18. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  19. drowsiness
  20. dry mouth or throat
  21. fainting
  22. fast or irregular heartbeat
  23. feeling unusually cold
  24. fever
  25. flushed, dry skin
  26. frequent urge to urinate
  27. fruit-like breath odor
  28. headache
  29. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  30. hoarseness
  31. increased hunger
  32. increased sweating
  33. increased thirst
  34. increased urination
  35. lightheadedness
  36. loss of appetite
  37. loss of consciousness
  38. lower back or side pain
  39. mood or mental changes
  40. muscle pain, cramps, spasms, or twitching
  41. nausea
  42. nervousness
  43. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  44. pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  45. pale skin
  46. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  47. redness or pain at the catheter site
  48. runny nose
  49. seizures
  50. shivering
  51. small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lung when listening with a stethoscope
  52. small red or purple spots on the skin, lips or in the mouth
  53. sneezing
  54. sore mouth, tongue, or throat
  55. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  56. stomach pain and bloating
  57. sunken eyes
  58. swelling of the face, hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  59. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  60. tightness in the chest
  61. trembling
  62. trouble in swallowing
  63. troubled breathing with exertion
  64. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  65. unexplained weight loss
  66. unusual bleeding or bruising
  67. unusual tiredness or weakness
  68. voice changes
  69. vomiting
  70. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  71. wrinkled skin
  72. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Collection of blood under the skin
  2. deep, dark purple bruise
  3. diarrhea
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
  6. problems with vision or hearing
  7. skin scrape or burn
  8. stuffy nose
  9. swelling at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Fever sores 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. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. bumps on the skin
  5. chest discomfort
  6. constipation
  7. falls
  8. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  9. heartburn
  10. indigestion
  11. loose stools
  12. muscle stiffness
  13. pain in the arms or legs
  14. pain in joints
  15. stomach discomfort or upset
  16. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  17. trouble sleeping
  18. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common

  1. Difficulty in moving
  2. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  3. postnasal drip
  4. pressure in the stomach
  5. swollen joints

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.