Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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:

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
  4. bloating
  5. blood in urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. bone pain
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. clay-colored stools
  11. cold sweats
  12. coma
  13. confusion
  14. constipation
  15. convulsions
  16. cough
  17. dark urine
  18. decreased urine
  19. diarrhea
  20. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
  21. drowsiness
  22. dry mouth
  23. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  24. fever
  25. flushed, dry skin
  26. fruit-like breath odor
  27. general tiredness and weakness
  28. headache
  29. incoherent speech
  30. increased hunger
  31. increased thirst
  32. increased urination
  33. indigestion
  34. irritability
  35. itching
  36. joint or muscle pain
  37. light-colored stools
  38. loss of appetite
  39. lower back or side pain
  40. metallic taste
  41. mood changes
  42. muscle pain or cramps
  43. nausea and vomiting
  44. numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  45. pain in lower legs
  46. painful or difficult urination
  47. pinpoint red spots on skin
  48. rash
  49. red irritated eyes
  50. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  51. redness or swelling of lower leg
  52. shortness of breath
  53. sore throat
  54. sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
  55. sugar in the urine
  56. sweating
  57. swelling of face, ankles, or hands
  58. swollen or painful glands
  59. tightness in chest
  60. trembling
  61. troubled breathing
  62. unexplained weight loss
  63. unpleasant breath odor
  64. unusual bleeding or bruising
  65. unusual tiredness or weakness
  66. upper right abdominal pain
  67. vomiting of blood
  68. weak pulse
  69. wheezing
  70. yellow eyes and skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Fainting
  2. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  3. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  4. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  5. weakness and heaviness of legs

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Blue-green to black skin discoloration
  2. burning, tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  3. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. hives or welts
  7. inability to have or keep an erection
  8. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  9. pain, redness, or sloughing of skin at place of injection
  10. restlessness
  11. sensation of pins and needles
  12. sensation of spinning
  13. stabbing pain

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.