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

Less common

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  3. headache (sudden and severe)
  4. hives, itching, skin rash
  5. inability to speak
  6. nervousness
  7. noisy breathing
  8. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  9. pounding in the ears
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. seizures
  12. slurred speech
  13. temporary blindness
  14. weakness in the arm or leg or on one side of the body (sudden and severe)


  1. Rapid, shallow breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. cloudy urine
  3. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  4. dark urine
  5. decrease or increase in the amount of urine
  6. decreased urine output
  7. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  8. dilated neck veins
  9. extreme tiredness or weakness
  10. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  11. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  12. increased sweating
  13. irregular breathing
  14. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  15. light-colored stools
  16. sores on the skin, especially on the thighs, breasts, penis, or buttocks
  17. sores, welts, or blisters
  18. stomach pain, continuing
  19. sudden weakness in the arms or legs
  20. sudden, severe chest pain
  21. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  22. 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. Difficulty having a bowel movement
  2. hair loss
  3. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  4. 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 the injection 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.