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:

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating
  4. blood in the urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. burning upper abdominal or stomach pain
  7. canker sores
  8. chest tightness or heaviness
  9. chills
  10. cloudy urine
  11. cough
  12. cramping
  13. dark urine
  14. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  15. difficult or labored breathing
  16. dilated neck veins
  17. dizziness
  18. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  19. general tiredness and weakness
  20. headache
  21. hives or welts
  22. increased blood pressure
  23. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  24. increased thirst
  25. irregular breathing
  26. itching, redness, or other discoloration of the skin
  27. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  28. light-colored stools
  29. loss of appetite
  30. lower side or back pain
  31. noisy breathing
  32. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  33. painful or difficult urination
  34. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  35. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  36. pounding in the ears
  37. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  38. seizures
  39. severe and continuing nausea
  40. severe sunburn
  41. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  42. skin blisters
  43. sore throat
  44. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  45. sores, welting, or blisters
  46. stomach bloating, burning, cramping, tenderness, or pain
  47. sweating
  48. swelling or puffiness of the face
  49. swollen glands
  50. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  51. trouble breathing
  52. unusual bleeding or bruising
  53. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  54. watery or bloody diarrhea
  55. weight gain or loss
  56. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Area rash
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloody or black, tarry stools
  4. clay-colored stools
  5. cold, clammy skin
  6. continuing vomiting
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. cracks in the skin
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. fast, weak pulse
  11. fever with or without chills
  12. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  13. joint or muscle pain
  14. lightheadedness
  15. loss of heat from the body
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. red, irritated eyes
  19. red, swollen skin
  20. scaly skin
  21. severe stomach pain
  22. tightness in the chest
  23. unpleasant breath odor
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with speaking
  2. double vision
  3. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  4. inability to speak
  5. pains in the chest, groin or legs, especially the calves
  6. severe headaches of sudden onset
  7. slow speech
  8. sudden loss of coordination
  9. sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason
  10. sudden onset of slurred speech
  11. sudden vision changes

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. pain in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  4. severe stomach pain
  5. skin rash
  6. slow or fast heartbeat
  7. swelling around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. weight gain (rapid)

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. gas
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion

Less common or rare

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. abnormal dreaming
  3. anxiety
  4. appetite increased
  5. bad, unusual, or unpleasant after taste
  6. belching
  7. bloated or full feeling
  8. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  9. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  10. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  11. change in taste
  12. changes in vision
  13. confusion
  14. constipation
  15. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  16. decreased urination
  17. discharge
  18. discouragement
  19. dry mouth
  20. excess air or gas in the stomach
  21. excessive tearing
  22. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  23. feeling sad or empty
  24. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  25. hair loss
  26. hearing loss
  27. hot flushes
  28. irritability
  29. loss of interest or pleasure
  30. nausea or vomiting
  31. nervousness
  32. pain or burning in the throat
  33. rapid breathing
  34. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  35. sensation of spinning
  36. sleepiness
  37. stomach upset
  38. sunken eyes
  39. tenderness in the stomach area
  40. thinning of the hair
  41. thirst
  42. tiredness
  43. trouble concentrating
  44. trouble sleeping
  45. wrinkled 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.