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:

More common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. coughing up blood
  3. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. headache
  6. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  7. nosebleeds
  8. paralysis
  9. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  10. red or black, tarry stools
  11. red or dark brown urine
  12. trouble breathing

Less common

  1. Bruising
  2. chest discomfort or tightness
  3. collection of blood under the skin
  4. confusion
  5. continuing bleeding or oozing from the nose or mouth, or surgical wound
  6. fever
  7. irritability
  8. lightheadedness
  9. lower back pain
  10. pain or burning while urinating
  11. seizures
  12. swelling of the hands or feet
  13. uncontrolled bleeding at the site of injection
  14. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


  1. Back pain
  2. burning, pricking, tickling, or tingling sensation
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. decreased urine output
  7. dilated neck veins
  8. dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. fainting
  10. fast or irregular heartbeat
  11. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  12. irregular breathing
  13. leg weakness
  14. problems with bowel or bladder function
  15. skin rash or hives
  16. sneezing
  17. sore throat
  18. sudden fainting
  19. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, genitals, mouth, or tongue
  20. thickening of the bronchial secretions
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Deep, dark purple bruise
  2. hives or welts, skin rash
  3. irregular heartbeat
  4. itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  5. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  6. nausea or vomiting
  7. nervousness
  8. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  9. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  10. redness of the skin
  11. stomach pain
  12. weakness or heaviness of the legs

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. Diarrhea

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.