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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. clay colored stools
  4. cough or hoarseness
  5. dark urine
  6. decreased appetite
  7. fever or chills
  8. headache
  9. loss of appetite
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. nausea, vomiting
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. pale skin
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. rash, itchy skin
  16. stomach pain or tenderness
  17. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  18. trouble with breathing upon exertion
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. joint pain
  3. sore throat
  4. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  5. swollen glands

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. cold sweats
  4. coma
  5. confusion
  6. constipation
  7. depression
  8. diarrhea
  9. dizziness
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. heartburn
  12. increased hunger
  13. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  14. indigestion
  15. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  16. nervousness
  17. nightmares
  18. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  19. seizures
  20. severe sunburn
  21. shakiness
  22. slurred speech
  23. stomach cramping or burning
  24. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

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. Darkening of the skin

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  2. low sperm count

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.