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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. fever
  8. painful or difficult urination
  9. pale skin
  10. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  11. shortness of breath
  12. sore throat
  13. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  14. swollen glands
  15. troubled breathing with exertion
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. headache
  10. hives
  11. itching
  12. nervousness
  13. numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  17. skin rash
  18. slow or fast heartbeat
  19. sweating
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. wheezing


  1. Bone pain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain, severe
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. dark urine
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficult breathing
  7. drowsiness
  8. joint or muscle pain
  9. loss of appetite
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. muscle tremors
  12. nausea or vomiting
  13. rapid, deep breathing
  14. red, irritated eyes
  15. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  16. restlessness
  17. seizures
  18. stomach cramps
  19. 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. Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  2. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  3. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. change in taste
  3. constipation
  4. cracked lips
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. heartburn
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. pain or burning in the throat
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

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.