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. Diarrhea

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bloody urine
  3. bluish color of the skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. change in taste
  7. changes in skin color
  8. chest pain or discomfort
  9. chills
  10. cold sweats
  11. confusion
  12. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  13. cool, pale skin
  14. cough
  15. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  16. depression
  17. difficulty with moving
  18. dizziness or lightheadedness
  19. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  20. dry mouth
  21. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  22. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  23. fever
  24. flushed, dry skin
  25. fruit-like breath odor
  26. headache
  27. hearing loss
  28. hives, itching, skin rash
  29. hoarseness
  30. increased blood pressure
  31. increased hunger
  32. increased thirst
  33. increased urination
  34. irritation
  35. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  36. loss of appetite
  37. loss of consciousness
  38. loss of taste
  39. lower back or side pain
  40. muscle cramps, pains, or stiffness
  41. nausea
  42. painful or difficult urination
  43. pounding in the ears
  44. redness of the skin
  45. seizures
  46. sensation of spinning
  47. shakiness
  48. slurred speech
  49. stomach pain
  50. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, fingers, lower legs, or feet
  51. swollen joints
  52. tenderness, pain, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, or prominent superficial veins over the affected area
  53. tightness in the chest
  54. troubled breathing or swallowing
  55. unexplained weight loss
  56. unusual tiredness or weakness
  57. vomiting
  58. weight gain

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:

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. belching
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. pain or redness at the injection site
  7. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, the upper chest
  8. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  9. 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.