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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. itching, skin rash

Less common

  1. Increased or decreased appetite
  2. joint pain
  3. nausea
  4. stomach pain
  5. vomiting

Rare

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. colds
  5. constipation
  6. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  7. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. increased cough
  9. lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting
  10. mental depression
  11. muscle pain
  12. nervousness
  13. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  14. pounding in the ears
  15. rectal bleeding
  16. slow or irregular heartbeat
  17. sweating
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Back or leg pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating
  5. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  6. change in mental status
  7. chest tightness
  8. chills
  9. clay colored stools
  10. confusion
  11. cough
  12. dark or bloody urine
  13. difficulty with swallowing
  14. drowsiness
  15. fast heartbeat
  16. fever
  17. general body swelling
  18. hives
  19. hoarseness
  20. indigestion
  21. loss of appetite
  22. lower back or side pain
  23. mood or mental changes
  24. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  25. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
  26. nosebleeds
  27. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  28. painful or difficult urination
  29. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  30. pale skin
  31. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  32. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  33. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  34. red, irritated eyes
  35. seizures
  36. sore throat
  37. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  38. stomach tenderness
  39. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  40. swollen or painful glands
  41. trembling
  42. trouble breathing
  43. unusual tiredness or weakness
  44. yellow eyes or skin

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. Dizziness
  2. headache

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, or discoloration of the skin
  2. mild nausea

Rare

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. bad breath
  3. belching
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. change in taste
  6. difficulty in moving
  7. double vision
  8. feeling of heat or warmth
  9. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. loss or thinning of the hair
  12. mild diarrhea
  13. mild headache
  14. mild vomiting
  15. persistent non-healing sore
  16. reddish patch or irritated area
  17. shiny bump
  18. stomach discomfort or upset
  19. swollen joints
  20. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

Incidence not known

  1. Decrease in passing urine (dribbling)
  2. decrease in the frequency of urination
  3. decrease in urine volume
  4. difficulty with speaking

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.