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:

Less common

  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. dizziness
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. hives, itching, skin rash
  5. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  6. tightness in the chest
  7. trouble breathing
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. chills
  3. clay-colored stools
  4. dark urine
  5. diarrhea
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. light-colored stools
  9. loss of appetite
  10. nausea and vomiting
  11. unpleasant breath odor
  12. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  13. vomiting of blood
  14. yellow eyes and skin

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. change in near or distance vision
  8. chest pain
  9. coma
  10. confusion
  11. convulsions
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. decreased urine output
  14. depression
  15. difficulty in focusing eyes
  16. fast or irregular heartbeat
  17. fluid-filled skin blisters
  18. general body swelling
  19. high fever
  20. hostility
  21. increased thirst
  22. irritability
  23. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  24. lethargy
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. muscle pain or cramps
  27. muscle twitching
  28. nosebleeds
  29. painful or difficult urination
  30. pale skin
  31. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  32. rapid weight gain
  33. sensitivity to the sun
  34. skin thinness
  35. sore throat
  36. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  37. stupor
  38. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  39. swollen or painful glands
  40. unusual bleeding or bruising

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Anxiety
  2. cold sweats
  3. cool, pale skin
  4. increased hunger
  5. nervousness
  6. nightmares
  7. shakiness
  8. slurred speech

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:

Less common

  1. Indigestion
  2. passing of gas

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with moving
  2. joint pain
  3. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  4. severe sunburn
  5. swollen joints

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.