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. Accumulation of pus
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. bluish lips or skin
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. chills
  8. cough
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. excessive muscle tone
  12. fever
  13. frequent urge to urinate
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. hoarseness
  17. joint pain
  18. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  19. loss of appetite
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. muscle aches and pains
  22. muscle stiffness, tension, or tightness
  23. nausea
  24. pale skin
  25. runny nose
  26. shivering
  27. slow or irregular heartbeat
  28. sore throat
  29. sweating
  30. swollen, red, tender area of infection
  31. trouble sleeping
  32. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. vomiting


  1. Back pain
  2. fast heartbeat
  3. hives

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. changes in skin color
  3. changes in urination
  4. coughing up blood
  5. difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  6. fruit-like breath odor
  7. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  8. increased thirst
  9. nosebleed
  10. paralysis
  11. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  12. rash
  13. red or dark brown urine
  14. red or black, tarry stools
  15. stomach pain
  16. swelling and redness in the lower leg

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. Agitation
  2. redness of the skin
  3. redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site

Less common

  1. Itchy skin

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.