Side Effects

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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:


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blood in the urine or stools
  3. cough or hoarseness accompanied by chills or fever, lower back or side pain, or painful or difficult urination
  4. fainting
  5. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  6. pounding heartbeat
  7. severe stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting
  8. skin rash
  9. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  1. Coma
  2. confusion
  3. dark-colored urine
  4. decreased urine output
  5. dry mouth
  6. fast or irregular heartbeat
  7. fever
  8. increased thirst
  9. irritability
  10. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  11. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  12. light-colored stools
  13. muscle cramps or pain
  14. muscle spasms
  15. muscle stiffness
  16. muscle twitching
  17. nausea or vomiting
  18. painful knees and ankles
  19. raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles
  20. restlessness
  21. seizures
  22. shortness of breath
  23. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  24. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. weak or irregular heartbeat
  27. yellow eyes and 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. Cold or flu-like symptoms
  2. dizziness
  3. headache
  4. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  5. sore throat
  6. stomach pain


  1. Dry cough
  2. sinus problems

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.