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. Black, tarry stools
  2. blindness
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. decreased vision
  8. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  9. eye pain
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. hives or welts, skin itching, rash, or redness
  14. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  15. nausea
  16. noisy breathing
  17. painful or difficult urination
  18. sensation of pins and needles
  19. sore throat
  20. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  21. stabbing pain in the arms or legs
  22. swollen glands
  23. tearing
  24. unusual bleeding or bruising
  25. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Backache
  2. bruising
  3. darkening of the skin
  4. decrease in height
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. dizziness
  8. facial hair growth in females
  9. fainting
  10. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fractures
  13. fruit-like breath odor
  14. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  15. heavy bleeding
  16. increased hunger
  17. increased thirst or urination
  18. irritability
  19. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  20. loss of sexual desire or ability
  21. menstrual irregularities
  22. mental depression
  23. muscle pain or stiffness
  24. muscle wasting
  25. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  26. pain in the joints
  27. stomach pain
  28. sweating
  29. unexplained weight loss
  30. unusual tiredness or weakness
  31. weight gain

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Chest pain or tightness
  2. confusion
  3. decreased urine output
  4. dry mouth
  5. faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. high blood pressure
  8. loss of appetite
  9. mood changes
  10. nervousness
  11. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  12. seizures
  13. sudden sweating
  14. tremors
  15. trouble with sleeping

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. Body aches or pain
  2. choking
  3. congestion
  4. dryness of the throat
  5. high-pitched noise when breathing
  6. hoarseness
  7. runny nose
  8. sneezing
  9. trouble with swallowing
  10. voice changes

Less common

  1. Cough-producing mucus
  2. irritation or inflammation of the eye
  3. muscle pain
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. sleep disorders
  6. stuffy nose
  7. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue

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.