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. Aggressive and violent behavior
  2. arm, back, or jaw pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. blood in the urine
  6. bloody nose
  7. chest pain or discomfort
  8. chest tightness or heaviness
  9. chills
  10. cold
  11. confusion
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. cracks in the skin
  14. crying
  15. depersonalization
  16. diarrhea
  17. dizziness
  18. dysphoria
  19. euphoria
  20. fainting
  21. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  22. fever
  23. flu-like symptoms
  24. heavier menstrual periods
  25. joint or muscle pain
  26. loss of heat from the body
  27. nausea
  28. nervousness
  29. paranoia
  30. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  31. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  32. rapidly changing moods
  33. red, irritated eyes
  34. red, swollen skin
  35. scaly skin
  36. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  37. severe or sudden headache
  38. skin rash or itching
  39. sore throat
  40. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  41. sudden loss of coordination
  42. sudden slurring of speech
  43. sweating
  44. twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
  45. unusual bleeding or bruising
  46. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Convulsions
  2. difficulty with breathing
  3. high fever
  4. increased sweating
  5. loss of bladder control
  6. severe muscle stiffness
  7. tiredness
  8. uncontrolled vocal outbursts or tics (uncontrolled repeated body movements)
  9. unusually pale skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  2. chest pain
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. hives, itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. pale skin
  8. paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes
  9. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  10. swollen glands
  11. tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  12. troubled breathing with exertion

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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. decreased weight
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. drowsiness
  5. headache
  6. loss of appetite
  7. muscle pain or stiffness
  8. redness of the skin
  9. trouble sleeping
  10. vomiting
  11. welts

Less common

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. stuffy or runny nose
  3. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Bigger, dilated, or enlarged pupils (black part of the eye)
  2. bleeding, bruising, burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site
  3. blurred or loss of vision
  4. disturbed color perception
  5. double vision
  6. hair loss
  7. halos around lights
  8. increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  9. night blindness
  10. overbright appearance of lights
  11. thinning of the hair
  12. tunnel vision

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.