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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Chills
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness
  4. fainting
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. fever
  7. lightheadedness
  8. pale skin
  9. rapid, shallow breathing
  10. rash
  11. troubled breathing with exertion
  12. unusual bleeding or bruising
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bluish lips or skin
  5. body aches or pain
  6. chest pain
  7. congestion
  8. constipation
  9. convulsions
  10. cough
  11. decreased urine
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. dry mouth
  14. dryness or soreness of the throat
  15. ear congestion
  16. headache
  17. hoarseness
  18. increased thirst
  19. irregular heartbeat
  20. loss of appetite
  21. loss of voice
  22. mood changes
  23. muscle pain or cramps
  24. nasal congestion
  25. nausea or vomiting
  26. not breathing
  27. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  28. painful or difficult urination
  29. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  30. runny nose
  31. severe stomach pain
  32. shortness of breath
  33. sneezing
  34. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  35. swollen glands
  36. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  37. tightness in the chest
  38. trouble with swallowing
  39. voice changes
  40. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  41. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. blindness
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  6. decreased appetite
  7. decreased vision
  8. diarrhea
  9. eye pain
  10. general feeling of discomfort
  11. high fever
  12. hives
  13. itching
  14. joint or muscle pain
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. muscle pain or cramping
  17. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. red, irritated eyes
  20. sleepiness
  21. swollen glands
  22. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  23. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  24. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. change in taste
  4. discoloration of the tongue
  5. itching of the vagina or outside genitals
  6. loose stools
  7. pain during sexual intercourse
  8. pain in the arms or legs
  9. sleeplessness
  10. sore mouth or tongue
  11. thick, white curd-like vaginal discharge without odor or with mild odor
  12. trouble sleeping
  13. unable to sleep

Incidence not known

  1. Discoloration of the tooth

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.