Side Effects

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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. cough
  3. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  4. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  5. fever or chills
  6. increased thirst
  7. loss of appetite
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. nausea or vomiting
  10. painful or difficult urination
  11. pale skin
  12. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  13. shortness of breath
  14. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  15. trouble breathing
  16. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  17. unusual bleeding or bruising
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. weight gain

Less common

  1. Bone pain
  2. changes in skin color, pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  3. chest pain
  4. convulsions
  5. drowsiness
  6. mood or mental changes
  7. muscle pain or cramps
  8. muscle spasms or twitching
  9. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  10. seizures
  11. swollen glands
  12. trembling


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. blurred vision
  3. dizziness
  4. headache
  5. nervousness
  6. pounding in the ears
  7. slow or fast heartbeat
  8. weakness or heaviness of the legs

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back, leg, or stomach pain
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bruising
  5. diarrhea
  6. fast, weak pulse
  7. general body swelling
  8. hives
  9. hostility or irritability
  10. itching
  11. joint pain
  12. lightheadedness
  13. light-colored stools
  14. nosebleeds
  15. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  18. skin rash or redness
  19. vomiting of blood
  20. yellow eyes or 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. Cold sweats
  2. cool, pale skin
  3. depression
  4. flushing
  5. increased hunger
  6. nightmares
  7. slurred speech
  8. welts

Less common

  1. Bluish color
  2. feeling unusually cold or shivering


  1. Belching
  2. change in taste
  3. confusion as to time, place, or person
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  5. hallucinations
  6. heartburn
  7. hiccups
  8. injection site pain
  9. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  10. stomach discomfort or upset
  11. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

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.