Side Effects

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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. Cough
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. itching, skin rash
  5. loosening of the fingernails
  6. nosebleed
  7. redness or soreness around the fingernails
  8. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  9. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  10. tightness in the chest
  11. tingling of the hands and feet ulceration of the skin
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Chest pain
  2. decreased urine output
  3. dilated neck veins
  4. extreme tiredness or weakness
  5. irregular breathing
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  8. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chest discomfort
  3. chills
  4. clay-colored stools
  5. dark urine
  6. decreased appetite
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. dizziness
  9. fainting
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. hives
  14. irregular or slow heart rate
  15. loss of appetite
  16. nausea
  17. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. red, irritated eyes
  20. sore throat
  21. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  22. stomach pain or tenderness
  23. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  24. vomiting
  25. 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. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. cracked lips
  4. diarrhea (mild)
  5. difficulty in moving
  6. discoloration of the fingernails or toenails
  7. dry skin
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. muscle pain or stiffness
  12. pain in the arms or legs
  13. stomach discomfort or upset
  14. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  15. thinning of hair or hair loss
  16. trouble sleeping

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.

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