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:


  1. Aching joints and muscles
  2. anxiety
  3. blistering, loosening, peeling, or redness of the skin
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. chills
  6. confusion
  7. convulsions (seizures)
  8. cough or hoarseness
  9. dizziness
  10. fainting
  11. fever
  12. hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  13. irregular, pounding, slow, or fast heartbeat or pulse
  14. irritability
  15. lightheadedness
  16. lower back or side pain
  17. mental depression
  18. painful or difficult urination
  19. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  20. red or irritated eye
  21. restlessness
  22. sore throat
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  24. stiff neck
  25. swelling of the ankles, feet, or lower legs
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Blurred or loss of vision
  2. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  3. disturbed color perception
  4. double vision
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. halos around lights
  7. hearing loss
  8. hearing problems
  9. loss of balance
  10. loss of bladder control
  11. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  12. night blindness
  13. overbright appearance of lights
  14. sensation of spinning
  15. severe or continuing headache
  16. sudden loss of consciousness
  17. trouble sleeping
  18. troubled breathing
  19. tunnel vision

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. Diarrhea
  2. emotional problems
  3. nausea
  4. stomach pain

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. loss of appetite
  3. skin rash


  1. Loss of hair

Incidence not known

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. flushing or redness of the skin
  4. heartburn
  5. indigestion
  6. skin rash with a general disease
  7. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  8. swelling
  9. unusually warm skin

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.