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. bladder pain
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. cough or shortness of breath
  5. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  6. dizziness
  7. fainting
  8. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  9. frequent urge to urinate
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. pale skin
  12. stomach pain
  13. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  14. troubled breathing with exertion
  15. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blood in the urine or stools
  2. decrease in urination
  3. fever or chills
  4. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  5. seizures
  6. sore, red eyes
  7. swelling of the feet and lower legs
  8. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Blue skin at the place of injection
  2. pain or redness at the place of injection
  3. skin rash

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. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. back pain
  3. body aches or pains
  4. congestion
  5. constipation
  6. diarrhea
  7. dryness or soreness of the throat
  8. hair loss
  9. headache
  10. longer or heavier menstrual periods
  11. nausea or vomiting
  12. oral bleeding
  13. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  14. runny nose
  15. sneezing
  16. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  17. stuffy nose
  18. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  19. thinning of the hair

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.