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

Less common

  1. Burning or stinging of the skin
  2. chest discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficulty with speaking
  5. dilated neck veins
  6. double vision
  7. headache
  8. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  9. inability to speak
  10. irregular breathing
  11. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck
  12. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  13. slow speech
  14. sweating
  15. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  16. weight gain

Incidence not known

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

Incidence not known

  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. sensation of spinning

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.