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. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine
  4. chest pain
  5. confusion
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. fever or chills
  8. frequent urination
  9. hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. pale skin
  13. shortness of breath
  14. sore throat
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  16. swollen glands
  17. troubled breathing with exertion
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bluish color
  4. changes in skin color
  5. clay colored stools
  6. dark urine
  7. decreased appetite
  8. dizziness
  9. headache
  10. itching
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nausea and vomiting
  13. pain
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. skin rash
  16. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  17. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Blurred vision
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  3. confusion
  4. convulsions (seizures)
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. fast or irregular heartbeat
  7. sweating
  8. troubled breathing
  9. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  10. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

Less common

  1. Redness, swelling, or pain at place of injection
  2. weight loss

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.

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