Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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. Bloody, black, or tarry stools
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. itching skin
  7. nausea
  8. rash
  9. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness
  11. vomiting
  12. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing
  13. watery or bloody diarrhea

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  2. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision or other changes in vision
  5. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  6. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. clay-colored stools
  10. cough
  11. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  12. dark urine
  13. darkening of the skin
  14. decreased appetite
  15. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  16. difficulty with breathing, chewing, swallowing, or talking
  17. dizziness
  18. double vision
  19. drooping eyelids
  20. drowsiness
  21. eye discharge or excessive tearing
  22. eye pain or sensitivity to light
  23. fainting
  24. headache, possibly severe
  25. hives or welts
  26. loss of appetite
  27. mental depression
  28. muscle weakness
  29. pain, itching, burning, swelling, bleeding, or a lump under the skin where the needle was placed
  30. painful or difficult urination
  31. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  32. sensation of pins and needles
  33. severe tiredness
  34. sore throat
  35. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  36. stabbing pain
  37. swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  38. swollen glands
  39. unusual bleeding or bruising
  40. unusual weight gain
  41. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Anxiety
  2. bloating
  3. blue or pale skin
  4. chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
  5. confusion
  6. constipation
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. increased thirst
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. muscle pain or stiffness
  13. muscle weakness
  14. pain or burning in the throat
  15. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  16. pains in the stomach or side, possibly radiating to the back
  17. skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
  18. sores, welting, or blisters on the skin
  19. stiff neck or back

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. general body swelling
  4. inability to move the arms and legs
  5. nosebleeds
  6. throbbing pain

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. Headache
  2. trouble sleeping
  3. 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.