Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Blurred vision
  2. chest tightness
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. cough-producing mucus
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. dizziness
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. joint pain
  13. loss of appetite
  14. muscle aches and pains
  15. nausea
  16. nervousness
  17. pounding in the ears
  18. runny nose
  19. seizures
  20. shivering
  21. slow or fast heartbeat
  22. sore throat
  23. sweating
  24. trouble sleeping
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. vomiting

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. headache, severe and throbbing
  5. hoarseness
  6. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. painful or difficult urination
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  10. swollen glands
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. change in size, shape, or color of existing mole
  6. confusion
  7. difficulty in moving
  8. difficulty in speaking
  9. double vision
  10. drowsiness
  11. epileptic seizure that will not stop
  12. hives, itching, skin rash
  13. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  14. inability to speak
  15. irritability
  16. joint stiffness or swelling
  17. loss of consciousness
  18. mole that leaks fluid or bleeds
  19. mood or mental changes
  20. muscle pain, cramps, or stiffness
  21. new mole
  22. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  23. redness of the skin
  24. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  25. slow speech
  26. stiff neck
  27. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  28. trouble swallowing
  29. weight loss
  30. yellow skin and eyes

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. Pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  2. stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Decreased weight
  2. depression
  3. eye pain
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. itching in the genitals or other skin areas
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. scaling
  8. stomach pain
  9. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing

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.