Side Effects

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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. depressed mood
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. difficulty having a bowel movement
  7. dry skin and hair
  8. feeling cold
  9. fever
  10. frequent urge to urinate
  11. hair loss
  12. hoarseness or husky voice
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. muscle cramps and stiffness
  15. pain
  16. rapid weight gain
  17. slowed heartbeat
  18. stomach cramps
  19. tenderness
  20. tingling of the hands or feet
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. unusual weight gain or loss
  23. watery or bloody diarrhea

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. dark urine
  5. difficult breathing
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. light-colored stools
  8. nausea
  9. nervousness
  10. sensitivity to heat
  11. sweating
  12. thickening of bronchial secretions
  13. trouble sleeping
  14. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  15. vomiting
  16. weight loss
  17. yellow eyes and skin

Less common or rare

  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. chest tightness
  7. eye redness, irritation, or pain
  8. general body swelling
  9. headache
  10. heavier menstrual periods
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nosebleeds
  13. pale skin
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. redness of the eye
  16. sensitivity of the eye to light
  17. skin rash
  18. sore throat
  19. stiff neck or back
  20. tearing
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising


  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. red, irritated eyes
  8. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  9. 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:

Less common

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. muscle or joint pain

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.