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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in urine or stools
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. chest pain
  5. cloudy urine
  6. coughing up blood
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. difficulty in moving
  11. difficulty in swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. fever or chills
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  17. joint pain
  18. lack or loss of strength
  19. loss of appetite
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. muscle aching or cramping
  22. muscle pains or stiffness
  23. nausea
  24. nosebleeds
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. pale skin
  27. paralysis
  28. pinpoint red spots on skin
  29. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  30. red or black, tarry stools
  31. red or dark brown urine
  32. runny nose
  33. shivering
  34. shortness of breath
  35. sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  36. sore throat
  37. sweating
  38. swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  39. swollen glands
  40. swollen joints
  41. tightness in chest
  42. troubled breathing with exertion
  43. trouble sleeping
  44. unusual bleeding or bruising
  45. unusual tiredness or weakness
  46. vomiting
  47. weight loss
  48. wheezing

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest discomfort
  3. fainting
  4. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  5. headache (sudden and severe)
  6. inability to speak
  7. nervousness
  8. noisy breathing
  9. pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back or neck
  10. pounding in the ears
  11. seizures
  12. slurred speech
  13. temporary blindness
  14. weakness in arm and/or leg on one side of the body (sudden and severe)


  1. Confusion
  2. lightheadedness
  3. rapid, shallow breathing

Incidence not determined

  1. Hives
  2. itching
  3. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  4. skin rash

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  2. hair loss
  3. pain
  4. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  5. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  6. thinning of hair

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at site

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.