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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. severe diarrhea

Less common

  1. Heartburn
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea
  4. vomiting
  5. weakness


  1. Bleeding from the rectum
  2. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  3. confusion
  4. cough
  5. decreased urination
  6. difficulty swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. dry mouth
  9. fainting
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash or redness
  12. increase in heart rate
  13. lightheadedness
  14. loss of bowel control
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  16. rapid breathing
  17. shortness of breath
  18. sunken eyes
  19. thirst
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. wrinkled 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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. ear congestion
  4. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  5. fever
  6. full or bloated feeling
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. passing gas
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. stuffy or runny nose

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. indigestion
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. pressure in the stomach
  6. stomach discomfort or upset
  7. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

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.