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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. fever
  4. hoarseness
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blackening of the fingernails and toenails
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  5. sores in the mouth and on the lips
  6. unusual bleeding or bruising


  1. Confusion
  2. dizziness
  3. headache
  4. joint pain
  5. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  6. seizures
  7. swelling of the feet or lower legs

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding under the skin
  2. blisters on the skin
  3. bluish or pale color on the skin of the fingers or toes
  4. coldness of the fingers or toes
  5. crater-like lesions on the skin
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. hives, itching, skin rash
  8. irritation
  9. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  10. numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes
  11. pain in the fingers or toes
  12. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  13. tightness in the chest
  14. troubled breathing or swallowing
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness
  16. weight loss

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. drowsiness
  3. loss of appetite
  4. nausea
  5. vomiting

Less common

  1. Constipation
  2. redness of skin at the place of radiation
  3. skin rash and itching

Incidence not known

  1. Bluish-brownish bands on the nails

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.