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. Severe skin rash

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. blurred vision
  3. depression
  4. dry mouth
  5. flushed, dry skin
  6. fruit-like breath odor
  7. increased hunger
  8. increased thirst
  9. increased urination
  10. mood or mental changes
  11. nausea
  12. sweating
  13. troubled breathing
  14. unexplained weight loss
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness
  16. vomiting


  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. chills
  5. cough
  6. dark urine
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. fever
  10. general body swelling
  11. itching
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. loss of appetite
  14. nosebleeds
  15. pale skin
  16. red skin lesions often with a purple center
  17. red, irritated eyes
  18. sore throat
  19. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  20. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

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. Mild or moderate rash

Less common

  1. Burning or prickling sensation around the mouth
  2. headache

Incidence not known

  1. Breast enlargement
  2. buffalo hump
  3. increased fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
  4. obesity

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.