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. colds
  3. constipation
  4. increased cough
  5. mental depression
  6. muscle pain
  7. rectal bleeding
  8. 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 pain
  8. chills
  9. clay colored stools
  10. cough
  11. dark or bloody urine
  12. difficulty with swallowing
  13. drowsiness
  14. fast heartbeat
  15. fever
  16. general body swelling
  17. high fever
  18. hives
  19. hoarseness
  20. indigestion
  21. loss of appetite
  22. lower back or side pain
  23. mood or mental changes
  24. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
  25. nosebleeds
  26. painful or difficult urination
  27. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  28. pale skin
  29. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  30. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  31. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  32. red, irritated eyes
  33. seizures
  34. sore throat
  35. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  36. stomach tenderness
  37. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  38. swollen or painful glands
  39. tightness in the chest
  40. trembling
  41. unusual tiredness or weakness
  42. 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. belching
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. change in taste
  5. feeling of heat or warmth
  6. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  7. mild diarrhea
  8. mild headache
  9. mild vomiting
  10. stomach discomfort or upset
  11. sweating

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.