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. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chest tightness or heaviness
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. nausea
  6. shortness of breath
  7. sweating

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blindness or vision changes
  3. blisters on the skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning of the face or mouth
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, painful, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. chills
  8. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. difficult or labored breathing
  12. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. fever and sore throat
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness or weakness
  15. joint pain
  16. lower back or side pain
  17. muscle pain
  18. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  19. painful or difficult urination
  20. pale skin
  21. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  22. skin rash or itching
  23. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  24. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  27. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  28. unusual bleeding or bruising
  29. unusual tiredness or weakness
  30. weakness in hands or feet


  1. Dark urine
  2. light-colored stools
  3. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  4. yellow eyes and skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. headache
  3. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

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. Diarrhea
  2. loss of appetite
  3. weight loss

Less common

  1. Constipation
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. dizziness
  4. feeling anxious or depressed
  5. muscle cramps, pain, or stiffness
  6. pain in the joints
  7. rash, hives, welts, or itching
  8. stuffy nose
  9. watery eyes

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.