Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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. Confusion
  2. decreased urination
  3. diarrhea (severe)
  4. dizziness
  5. dry mouth
  6. fainting
  7. fever
  8. lightheadedness
  9. rapid breathing
  10. sunken eyes
  11. thirst
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness
  13. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chills
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. painful or difficult urination
  10. pale skin
  11. rapid, shallow breathing
  12. shortness of breath
  13. slow or irregular heartbeat
  14. sore throat
  15. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  2. hives, itching, or skin rash
  3. nausea
  4. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  5. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  6. tightness in the chest

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. Decreased appetite
  2. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. vomiting
  5. weight loss

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. increased sweating
  4. runny nose
  5. sneezing
  6. stuffy nose
  7. tearing of the eyes
  8. watering of the mouth
  9. weakness

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.