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. anxiety
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. chills
  7. cold sweats
  8. coma
  9. confusion
  10. cool, pale skin
  11. depression
  12. difficult breathing
  13. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  14. dizziness
  15. fast heartbeat
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. headache
  18. increased hunger
  19. irregular heartbeat
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. nausea or vomiting
  22. nightmares
  23. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  24. pale skin
  25. seizures
  26. shakiness
  27. shortness of breath
  28. slurred speech
  29. troubled breathing with exertion
  30. unusual bleeding or bruising
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. weakness or heaviness of the legs


  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. chest tightness or heaviness
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. fainting
  6. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. inability to speak
  8. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  9. severe or sudden headache
  10. sweating
  11. swelling or puffiness of the face
  12. temporary blindness
  13. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  14. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  15. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. cough
  4. dark urine
  5. difficulty with swallowing
  6. general tiredness and weakness
  7. hives
  8. itching
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. light-colored stools
  11. muscle cramps or spasms
  12. muscle pain or stiffness
  13. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  15. skin rash
  16. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  17. 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:

More common

  1. Blindness
  2. body aches or pain
  3. decreased vision
  4. dry cough
  5. ear congestion
  6. loss of voice
  7. nasal congestion
  8. runny nose
  9. sneezing
  10. sore throat

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. back pain
  3. belching
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. heartburn
  6. increased sensitivity to pain
  7. increased sensitivity to touch
  8. indigestion
  9. joint pain
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. pain in the knees or legs
  12. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  13. stomach discomfort or upset
  14. swollen joints
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. weight gain


  1. Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain
  2. bloated
  3. change or loss of taste
  4. depression
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  6. dry skin
  7. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  8. full feeling
  9. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  10. hearing loss
  11. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  12. loss of appetite
  13. passing gas
  14. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  15. severe sunburn
  16. weight loss

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.