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:


  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. diarrhea
  9. fever
  10. fever with or without chills
  11. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  12. high fever
  13. itching
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pale skin
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. red, irritated eyes
  20. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  21. shortness of breath
  22. sore throat
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  24. swollen glands
  25. unusual bleeding or bruising
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. anxiety
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. clay-colored stools
  5. dark urine
  6. depression
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. difficulty with swallowing
  9. dizziness
  10. dry mouth
  11. fainting
  12. false sense of well-being
  13. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. headache
  15. hives
  16. hyperventilation
  17. irritability
  18. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  19. loss of appetite
  20. loss of bladder control
  21. loss of consciousness
  22. mood swings
  23. nausea
  24. nervousness
  25. noisy breathing
  26. personality changes
  27. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  28. rash
  29. restlessness
  30. seizures
  31. shaking
  32. skin rash
  33. swelling around the eyes
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. total body jerking
  36. trouble with sleeping
  37. troubled with breathing
  38. unpleasant breath odor
  39. vision changes
  40. vomiting of blood
  41. wheezing
  42. 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:

Less common

  1. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)


  1. Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. blemishes on the skin
  3. change in taste or bad, unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. dry skin
  8. fear
  9. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  10. hearing loss
  11. hives or welts
  12. inability to have or keep an erection
  13. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  14. mood or mental changes
  15. muscle cramps
  16. muscle stiffness
  17. pimples
  18. redness of the skin
  19. redness of the white part of the eyes
  20. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  21. sleeplessness
  22. unable to sleep
  23. weight loss

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.