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. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. blindness
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations in the hands or feet
  6. confusion
  7. decreased vision
  8. dizziness
  9. drowsiness
  10. eye pain
  11. fever
  12. headache
  13. irritability
  14. mood or mental changes
  15. nausea
  16. seeing or hearing things that are not there
  17. seizures
  18. stiff neck or back
  19. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting
  22. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. changes in skin color
  4. changes in speech patterns
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough
  8. diarrhea
  9. fainting
  10. feeling of warmth
  11. itching
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  15. painful or difficult urination
  16. pale skin
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. red, irritated eyes
  19. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  20. shakiness and unsteady walk
  21. slurred speech
  22. sore throat
  23. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  24. trouble with speaking
  25. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Dry mouth
  2. hives or welts
  3. redness of the skin
  4. skin rash
  5. stomach discomfort
  6. stuffy nose
  7. unpleasant metallic 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.