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:


  1. Chest pain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine
  4. bloody nose
  5. blurred vision
  6. confusion
  7. dizziness
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. dry mouth
  10. extreme thirst
  11. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  12. fever
  13. flushed, dry skin
  14. fruit-like breath odor
  15. heavier menstrual periods
  16. increased hunger
  17. increased thirst
  18. increased urination
  19. loss of consciousness
  20. nausea
  21. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  22. seizures
  23. skin rash
  24. stomachache
  25. sweating
  26. troubled breathing
  27. unexplained weight loss
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. urinating large amounts or urinating very little
  31. vomiting
  32. weakness

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. Increased hair growth, especially on the forehead, back, arms, and legs

Incidence not known

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. loss of taste
  3. weight loss

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.