Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. chest pain or tightness
  7. chills
  8. cough
  9. cough producing mucus
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. difficulty breathing
  12. dizziness
  13. dryness or soreness of the throat
  14. ear congestion
  15. fever
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. headache
  18. hoarseness
  19. itching or rash
  20. loss of voice
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. nervousness
  23. pain or swelling in the arms or legs
  24. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. pale skin
  27. pounding in the ears
  28. slow or fast heartbeat
  29. sneezing
  30. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  31. stuffy or runny nose
  32. swollen glands
  33. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  34. trouble swallowing
  35. trouble breathing
  36. unusual bleeding or bruising
  37. unusual tiredness or weakness
  38. voice changes


  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in the stool
  3. blue lips and fingernails
  4. blurred vision
  5. changes in skin color or tenderness of the foot or leg
  6. chest discomfort
  7. confusion
  8. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  9. dark urine
  10. decreased urination
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  12. dry mouth
  13. fast or noisy breathing
  14. feeling of discomfort
  15. general feeling of illness
  16. general tiredness and weakness
  17. high fever
  18. hives
  19. increase in heart rate
  20. increased sweating
  21. inflammation of the joints
  22. irregular heartbeat
  23. light-colored stools
  24. muscle aches
  25. nausea
  26. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  27. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  28. rapid, shallow breathing
  29. sunken eyes
  30. thirst
  31. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  32. vomiting
  33. weight loss
  34. wrinkled skin
  35. yellow eyes and skin

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain, sudden and severe
  2. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  3. bloody nose
  4. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. change in mental status
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty speaking
  9. dilated neck veins
  10. double vision
  11. heavier menstrual periods
  12. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  13. inability to speak
  14. loss of appetite
  15. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  16. red, irritated eyes
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. seizures
  19. sensation of pins and needles
  20. slow or irregular breathing
  21. slow speech
  22. stabbing pain
  23. temporary vision loss
  24. vomiting of blood
  25. weight gain

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. Belching
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. feeling of warmth
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. muscle stiffness
  7. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

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.