Side Effects

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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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chest pain or tightness
  7. chills
  8. cloudy urine
  9. cough
  10. difficulty breathing
  11. fainting
  12. fever
  13. hoarseness
  14. irregular heartbeat, recurrent
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pale skin
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. rapid weight gain
  20. sore throat
  21. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  22. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  23. tingling of the hands or feet
  24. trouble with swallowing
  25. troubled breathing with exertion
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness or lightheadedness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. mood or mental changes
  6. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  7. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  8. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  9. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  10. seizures
  11. severe, sudden headache
  12. slurred speech
  13. stomach cramps
  14. sudden loss of coordination
  15. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  16. tremor
  17. vision changes

Incidence not known

  1. Dark urine
  2. flushing or redness of the skin
  3. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  4. headache
  5. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  6. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  7. light-colored stools
  8. nausea
  9. stomach pain, continuing
  10. upper right abdominal pain
  11. vaginal bleeding
  12. vomiting
  13. 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. Back pain
  2. bladder pain
  3. body aches or pain
  4. bone pain
  5. change in or loss of taste
  6. constipation
  7. decreased appetite
  8. depression
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficulty having a bowel movement
  11. difficulty with moving
  12. dry skin
  13. dryness or soreness of the throat
  14. feeling of warmth or heat
  15. feeling sad or empty
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. hair loss or thinning of hair
  19. irritability
  20. joint pain
  21. lack or loss of appetite
  22. lack or loss of strength
  23. loss of interest or pleasure
  24. muscle aches and pains
  25. muscle stiffness
  26. pain at the injection site
  27. pain in the arms or legs
  28. pelvic pain
  29. shivering
  30. stomach pain
  31. sudden sweating
  32. trouble concentrating
  33. voice changes
  34. weight loss

Less common

  1. Dry eye
  2. dry mouth
  3. increased tearing
  4. nervousness
  5. swelling or redness in the joints

Incidence not known

  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. sensation of spinning

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.

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