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:

Less common

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  3. shortness of breath
  4. slow or irregular heartbeat
  5. unusual tiredness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain, severe
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. dark urine
  5. fever
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. loss of appetite
  8. nausea or vomiting
  9. thickening of bronchial secretions
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness
  11. 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. Diarrhea
  2. lack or loss of strength

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  5. heartburn
  6. indigestion
  7. itching skin
  8. rash
  9. redness or discoloration of the skin
  10. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  11. skin rash, hives, itching, or redness
  12. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  13. swelling


  1. Change in taste
  2. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  3. loss of taste
  4. severe sunburn

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.