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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. coughing up blood
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. fever or chills
  9. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. nosebleeds
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. paralysis
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  16. red or dark brown urine
  17. red or black, tarry stools
  18. sores in the mouth and on the lips
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising

Less common

  1. Fast or irregular heartbeat
  2. joint pain
  3. pain at the injection site
  4. swelling of the feet and lower legs


  1. Skin rash or hives
  2. stomach pain (severe)

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. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. diarrhea
  3. headache
  4. nausea and vomiting

Less common

  1. Darkening or redness of the skin (after x-ray treatment)
  2. numbness or tingling of the fingers, toes, or face

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

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.