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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. decreased urination
  9. dizziness
  10. dry mouth
  11. fainting
  12. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  13. fever
  14. increased thirst
  15. lightheadedness
  16. loss of appetite
  17. mood changes
  18. muscle pain or cramps
  19. nausea
  20. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  21. painful or difficult urination
  22. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  23. rapid breathing
  24. rapid weight gain
  25. seizures
  26. sore throat
  27. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  28. sunken eyes
  29. swelling
  30. swollen glands
  31. tightness in the chest
  32. trouble breathing
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. unusual weight gain or loss
  36. vomiting
  37. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. sweating

Incidence not known

  1. Coughing or spitting up blood
  2. dark urine
  3. general tiredness and weakness
  4. headache
  5. light-colored stools
  6. nervousness
  7. pounding in the ears
  8. slow heartbeat
  9. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  10. 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. Back pain
  2. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement
  5. hair loss
  6. increased sweating
  7. lack or loss of strength
  8. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  9. stomach pain
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. weight loss

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  6. stomach discomfort or upset

Incidence not known

  1. Change or loss of taste

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.