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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Cough or hoarseness
  2. difficult or labored breathing
  3. fever or chills
  4. lower back or side pain
  5. mental depression
  6. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  7. tightness in the chest

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  3. frequent urge to urinate
  4. headache
  5. sore throat
  6. unexplained broken bones

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. clay-colored stools
  3. confusion
  4. dark urine
  5. decreased urine output
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with speaking
  8. dilated neck veins
  9. dizziness
  10. double vision
  11. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  12. inability to speak
  13. irregular breathing
  14. irregular heartbeat
  15. itching or rash
  16. loss of appetite
  17. nausea
  18. slow speech
  19. unpleasant breath odor
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting of blood
  22. weight gain
  23. 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. Anxiety
  2. constipation
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  5. hot flashes
  6. increased sweating
  7. pain
  8. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. bone pain
  3. burning, tingling, or prickly sensations
  4. decreased sense of touch
  5. increased appetite
  6. joint pain
  7. loss of hair
  8. runny nose
  9. stomach upset
  10. weakness, generalized

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.