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
  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. hives, itching, or rash
  20. loss of voice
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. muscle pain
  23. nervousness
  24. pain or swelling in the arms or legs
  25. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  26. painful or difficult urination
  27. pale skin
  28. pounding in the ears
  29. runny or stuffy nose
  30. slow or fast heartbeat
  31. sneezing
  32. sore throat
  33. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  34. stomach pain
  35. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  36. tightness in the chest
  37. trouble breathing
  38. trouble swallowing
  39. unusual bleeding or bruising
  40. unusual tiredness or weakness
  41. voice changes


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

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. dark or bloody urine
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with speaking
  10. dilated neck veins
  11. double vision
  12. heavier menstrual periods
  13. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  14. inability to speak
  15. loss of appetite
  16. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  17. red, irritated eyes
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. seizures
  20. sensation of pins and needles
  21. slow or irregular breathing
  22. slow speech
  23. stabbing pain
  24. temporary vision loss
  25. vomiting of blood

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

Less common

  1. Constipation, severe

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.