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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. fever
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. pale skin
  8. sore throat
  9. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Fever with or without chills
  2. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  3. hoarseness

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. clay-colored stools
  8. confusion
  9. dark urine
  10. decreased urination
  11. dilated neck veins
  12. dizziness or lightheadedness
  13. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  14. drowsiness
  15. dry mouth
  16. extreme tiredness or weakness
  17. fainting
  18. fast or irregular heartbeat
  19. headache
  20. hives, itching, skin rash
  21. increase in heart rate
  22. increased sweating
  23. irregular breathing
  24. irritation
  25. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  26. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  27. loss of appetite
  28. muscle tremors
  29. nausea
  30. nervousness
  31. painful knees and ankles
  32. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  33. pounding in the ears
  34. raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles
  35. rapid weight gain
  36. rapid, deep or shallow breathing
  37. redness of the skin
  38. restlessness
  39. seizures
  40. severe nausea or vomiting
  41. slow heartbeat
  42. sneezing
  43. spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
  44. stomach pain or cramps
  45. sudden troubled breathing
  46. sugar in the urine
  47. sunken eyes
  48. sweating
  49. swelling of the eyelids, around the eyes, face, lips, hands, or feet
  50. thirst
  51. tightness in the chest
  52. tingling of the hands or feet
  53. trouble with balance
  54. troubled breathing or swallowing
  55. unpleasant breath odor
  56. unusual weight gain or loss
  57. vision changes
  58. vomiting of blood
  59. weight gain
  60. wrinkled skin
  61. 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:

More common

  1. Difficulty with moving
  2. muscle pain or stiffness
  3. reddish or brow discoloration of the urine
  4. stomach discomfort

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. diarrhea
  4. heartburn
  5. increased or decreased appetite
  6. indigestion
  7. pain in the arms or legs
  8. stomach upset

Incidence not known

  1. Bloody nose
  2. clenching, gnashing, or grinding teeth
  3. constipation
  4. coughing or spitting up blood
  5. depression
  6. difficulty opening the mouth
  7. difficulty with speaking
  8. drooling
  9. impaired psychomotor skills
  10. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  11. lockjaw
  12. loss of balance control
  13. muscle spasm, especially of the neck and back
  14. muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  15. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  16. severe sunburn
  17. shuffling walk
  18. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  19. stiffness of the limbs
  20. stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain
  21. twisting movements of the body
  22. uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

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.