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. Hives, itching, or skin rash
  2. inability to sit still
  3. restlessness

Less common

  1. Chills or fever
  2. joint or muscle pain


  1. Anxiety
  2. cold sweats
  3. confusion
  4. convulsions (seizures)
  5. cool pale skin
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with concentration
  8. drowsiness
  9. dryness of the mouth
  10. excessive hunger
  11. fast or irregular heartbeat
  12. headache
  13. increased sweating
  14. increased thirst
  15. lack of energy
  16. mood or behavior changes
  17. overactive reflexes
  18. purple or red spots on the skin
  19. racing heartbeat
  20. shakiness or unsteady walk
  21. shivering or shaking
  22. talking, feeling, and acting with excitement and activity you cannot control
  23. trouble with breathing
  24. unusual or incomplete body or facial movements
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. back or leg pains
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blindness
  6. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  7. bloating
  8. blood in the urine or stools
  9. bloody, black or tarry stools
  10. blue-yellow color blindness
  11. blurred vision
  12. chest pain or discomfort
  13. clay-colored stools
  14. constipation
  15. continuing vomiting
  16. cough or dry cough
  17. dark urine
  18. decreased urine output
  19. decreased vision
  20. depression
  21. difficulty with breathing
  22. difficulty with swallowing
  23. dizziness or lightheadedness
  24. eye pain
  25. fainting
  26. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  27. general body swelling
  28. high fever
  29. hives, itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. hostility
  31. indigestion
  32. irregular or slow heart rate
  33. irritability
  34. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  35. light-colored stools
  36. loss of appetite
  37. loss of bladder control
  38. muscle twitching
  39. nausea
  40. nightmares
  41. no blood pressure or pulse
  42. noisy breathing
  43. nosebleeds
  44. pain in the ankles or knees
  45. painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
  46. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  47. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  48. rapid weight gain
  49. red or irritated eyes
  50. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  51. redness, tenderness, itching, burning, or peeling of the skin
  52. severe muscle stiffness
  53. severe sleepiness
  54. slurred speech
  55. sore throat
  56. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  57. stopping of heart
  58. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  59. sudden weakness in the arms or legs
  60. sudden, severe chest pain
  61. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  62. swollen or painful glands
  63. thoughts of killing oneself
  64. tightness in the chest
  65. tiredness
  66. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  67. unconsciousness
  68. unpleasant breath odor
  69. unusual bleeding or bruising
  70. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  71. unusually pale skin
  72. use of extreme physical or emotional force
  73. vomiting of blood
  74. 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. Decreased appetite

Less common or rare

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. breast enlargement or pain
  3. change in sense of taste
  4. changes in vision
  5. feeling of warmth or heat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on face and neck
  7. frequent urination
  8. hair loss
  9. increased appetite
  10. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  11. menstrual pain
  12. stomach cramps, gas, or pain
  13. unusual secretion of milk, in females
  14. weight loss
  15. yawning

Incidence not known

  1. Cracks in the skin
  2. loss of heat from the body
  3. painful or prolonged erections of the penis
  4. scaly skin
  5. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  6. unusual milk production

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.