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. Bloody urine
  2. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  3. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  4. heartburn
  5. increased bleeding time
  6. increased blood pressure
  7. increased thirst
  8. indigestion
  9. itching skin
  10. loss of appetite
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. nausea
  13. pale skin
  14. rashes
  15. severe abdominal pain, cramping, or burning
  16. stomach bloating
  17. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  18. trouble breathing with or without exertion
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting
  22. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing
  23. weight gain
  24. weight loss

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in vomit
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  5. chest pain
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. cloudy urine
  8. confusion
  9. constipation
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. dark urine
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  14. difficulty in swallowing
  15. dilated neck veins
  16. dizziness
  17. extreme fatigue
  18. fainting
  19. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  20. fever or chills
  21. frequent urge to urinate
  22. headache
  23. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  24. irregular breathing
  25. irregular heartbeat
  26. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  27. light-colored stools
  28. lightheadedness
  29. nervousness
  30. noisy breathing
  31. pain or burning feeling in the throat
  32. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  33. pounding in the ears
  34. rapid, slow breathing
  35. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  36. severe or continuing stomach pain
  37. slow heartbeat
  38. sore throat
  39. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  40. stomach upset
  41. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  42. swollen glands
  43. tenderness in the stomach area
  44. tightness in the chest
  45. tremors
  46. unpleasant breath odor
  47. upper right stomach pain
  48. yellow eyes and skin


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. change in consciousness
  3. chest discomfort
  4. continuing vomiting
  5. cracks in the skin
  6. diarrhea
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when suddenly getting up from a lying or sitting position
  8. drowsiness
  9. fever with or without chills
  10. flushed, dry skin
  11. fruit-like breath odor
  12. general body swelling
  13. general feeling of illness
  14. high fever
  15. hives
  16. increased hunger
  17. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  18. joint or muscle pain
  19. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  20. leg pain
  21. loss of consciousness
  22. loss of heat from the body
  23. no blood pressure
  24. no breathing
  25. no pulse
  26. nosebleeds
  27. painful glands
  28. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  29. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  30. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  31. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  32. racing heartbeat or pulse
  33. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  34. red, irritated eyes
  35. red, swollen skin
  36. redness or soreness of the skin
  37. scaly skin
  38. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  39. seizures
  40. severe headache
  41. sneezing
  42. sores, welting, or blisters
  43. stiff neck or back
  44. sweating
  45. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  46. unexplained weight loss

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

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. Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  3. feeling of fullness
  4. hearing loss
  5. passing gas
  6. stomach discomfort

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. discouragement
  3. dry mouth
  4. fear
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. feeling sad or empty
  7. hair loss, thinning of the hair
  8. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  9. irritability
  10. lack of appetite
  11. lack of interest or pleasure
  12. lack or loss of strength
  13. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  14. sensation of spinning
  15. severe sunburn
  16. sleepiness
  17. trouble concentrating
  18. trouble sleeping


  1. Appetite changes
  2. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  3. change in hearing
  4. discharge, excessive tearing
  5. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

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.