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
  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. tightness in the chest
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. 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. extreme tiredness or weakness
  8. headache
  9. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  10. inability to speak
  11. irregular breathing
  12. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck
  13. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  14. slow speech
  15. sweating
  16. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  17. 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. 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 genitals
  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. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  27. trouble sleeping
  28. troubled breathing
  29. unpleasant breath odor
  30. vomiting of blood
  31. weight 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 feeling 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 or twitching
  23. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  24. shivering
  25. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  26. trembling
  27. trouble concentrating
  28. trouble swallowing
  29. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  30. upper abdomen or stomach pain
  31. voice changes
  32. 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.