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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. convulsions
  7. cough
  8. decreased urine
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. dry mouth
  11. fever
  12. increased thirst
  13. irregular heartbeat
  14. loss of appetite
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. mood changes
  17. muscle pain or cramps
  18. nausea or vomiting
  19. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  20. painful or difficult urination
  21. pale skin
  22. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  23. sore throat
  24. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  25. swollen glands
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty with speaking
  4. double vision
  5. headache
  6. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  7. inability to speak
  8. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck
  9. slow speech
  10. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. clay-colored stools
  4. dark-colored urine
  5. depressed mood
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  8. dizziness or lightheadedness
  9. dry skin and hair
  10. fainting
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. feeling cold
  13. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  14. hair loss
  15. hoarseness or husky voice
  16. itching or rash
  17. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  18. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  19. muscle cramps and stiffness
  20. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. sensitivity to heat
  24. slowed heartbeat
  25. stomach pain, continuing
  26. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  27. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  28. trouble sleeping
  29. unpleasant breath odor
  30. vomiting of blood
  31. weight gain or loss
  32. 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. Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
  2. bloody nose
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. bruising
  6. burning while urinating
  7. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  8. change in taste
  9. cough-producing mucus
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. drowsiness or tiredness
  12. ear congestion
  13. fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  14. flushing or redness of the skin
  15. increased sweating or night sweats
  16. irritability
  17. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  18. lack or loss of strength
  19. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  20. loose stools
  21. loss of interest or pleasure
  22. muscle spasms, stiffness, or twitching
  23. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  24. seizures
  25. shivering
  26. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  27. trembling
  28. trouble concentrating
  29. trouble swallowing
  30. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  31. upper abdomen or stomach pain
  32. voice changes
  33. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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.