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. Blurred vision
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. dark urine
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. ear congestion
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. hives, itching, skin rash
  14. hoarseness
  15. irritation
  16. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  17. loss of appetite
  18. loss of voice
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. nasal congestion
  21. nausea
  22. nervousness
  23. painful or difficult urination
  24. persistent sore that does not heal
  25. pink skin growth
  26. pounding in the ears
  27. reddish patch or irritated area
  28. redness of the skin
  29. runny nose
  30. shiny skin bump
  31. slow or fast heartbeat
  32. sneezing
  33. sore throat
  34. stomach pain or tenderness
  35. stuffy nose
  36. sweating
  37. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  38. tightness in the chest
  39. troubled breathing or swallowing
  40. unusual tiredness or weakness
  41. vomiting
  42. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area on the skin
  43. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Agitation
  2. anxiety
  3. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  4. decreased urine output
  5. depression
  6. dizziness or lightheadedness
  7. fainting
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. hostility
  10. irritability
  11. loss of consciousness
  12. muscle twitching
  13. pale skin
  14. rapid weight gain
  15. seizures
  16. severe sleepiness
  17. troubled breathing with exertion
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

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. Blindness
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  3. decreased appetite
  4. decreased vision
  5. decreased weight
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty having a bowel movement
  8. muscle aches
  9. night sweats
  10. pain in the arms or legs
  11. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  12. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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.