Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain or tightness
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. depressed mood
  9. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  10. difficulty having a bowel movement
  11. dry skin and hair
  12. ear congestion
  13. feeling cold
  14. fever
  15. frequent urge to urinate
  16. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  17. headache
  18. hoarseness, husky, or loss of voice
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. muscle cramps and stiffness
  21. nervousness
  22. runny or stuffy nose
  23. sensitivity to heat
  24. slowed heartbeat
  25. sneezing
  26. sore throat
  27. stomach cramps
  28. sweating
  29. tenderness
  30. thickening of bronchial secretions
  31. tingling of the hands or feet
  32. trouble breathing
  33. trouble sleeping
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. unusual weight gain or loss
  36. watery or bloody diarrhea

Less common

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloody nose
  5. blurred vision or other changes in vision
  6. dark urine
  7. eye redness, irritation, or pain
  8. general body swelling
  9. heavier menstrual periods
  10. light-colored stools
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nausea
  13. nosebleeds
  14. pale skin
  15. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  16. sensitivity of the eye to light
  17. skin rash
  18. stiff neck or back
  19. tearing
  20. unusual bleeding or bruising
  21. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  22. vomiting
  23. yellow eyes and skin


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. dizziness
  3. drowsiness
  4. fainting
  5. joint or muscle pain
  6. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  7. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  8. swollen glands

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. Constipation
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. loss or thinning of the hair

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.