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. Rash
  2. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

Less common

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


  1. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. blue or pale skin
  9. bruising
  10. chest pain, possibly moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
  11. chills
  12. clay-colored stools
  13. constipation
  14. cough
  15. dark urine
  16. depression
  17. diarrhea
  18. difficulty breathing
  19. difficulty in moving
  20. dizziness
  21. dry mouth
  22. eye pain
  23. fast heartbeat
  24. fever
  25. general feeling of illness
  26. general tiredness and weakness
  27. incoherent speech
  28. increased urination
  29. indigestion
  30. joint or muscle pain
  31. large, flat, blue or purplish patches on the skin
  32. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  33. loss of appetite
  34. metallic taste
  35. muscle pain, stiffness, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  36. noisy breathing
  37. painful or difficult urination
  38. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  39. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  40. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  41. red, irritated eyes
  42. right upper abdominal pain and fullness
  43. slow or irregular heartbeat
  44. sore throat
  45. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  46. stomach pain
  47. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  48. swollen glands
  49. thirst
  50. tightness in the chest
  51. unpleasant breath odor
  52. unusual bleeding or bruising
  53. unusual tiredness or weakness
  54. upper right abdominal pain
  55. vomiting of blood
  56. weight loss
  57. 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:

Less common

  1. Runny nose
  2. shivering
  3. trouble sleeping


  1. Belching
  2. blurred vision
  3. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. changes in vision
  6. decreased appetite
  7. heartburn
  8. impaired vision
  9. increased sweating
  10. indigestion
  11. loss of taste
  12. redness, soreness, or itching of the skin
  13. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  14. sores, welts, or blisters
  15. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  16. swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  17. tenderness in the stomach area
  18. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  19. 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.