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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. abdominal or stomach tenderness
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. blisters
  6. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  7. blood in the urine or stools
  8. blurred vision
  9. bone pain
  10. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  11. chest pain
  12. chills
  13. clay-colored stools
  14. cough
  15. crying
  16. dark urine
  17. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  18. difficult or labored breathing
  19. difficulty with moving
  20. difficulty with swallowing
  21. discouragement
  22. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  23. dry mouth
  24. excessive muscle tone
  25. fainting
  26. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  27. feeling of unreality
  28. feeling of warmth or heat
  29. feeling sad or empty
  30. fever
  31. flushed, dry skin
  32. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  33. fruit-like breath odor
  34. headache
  35. hyperventilation
  36. increased hunger
  37. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  38. increased thirst
  39. increased urination
  40. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  41. irritability
  42. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  43. lack of coordination
  44. loss of appetite
  45. loss of interest or pleasure
  46. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  47. mood or mental changes
  48. muscle aching or cramping
  49. muscle pains or stiffness
  50. muscle tension or tightness
  51. nausea or vomiting
  52. nervousness
  53. noisy breathing
  54. pain
  55. pain in the pelvis
  56. pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
  57. painful or difficult urination
  58. painful, swollen joints
  59. pale skin
  60. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  61. pounding in the ears
  62. problems with speech or speaking
  63. problems with vision or hearing
  64. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  65. rapid weight gain
  66. rapidly changing moods
  67. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  68. restlessness
  69. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  70. seizures
  71. sensation of the skin burning
  72. sense of detachment from self or body
  73. severe sunburn
  74. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  75. skin rash or itching
  76. sore throat
  77. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  78. sweating
  79. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  80. swelling or puffiness of the face
  81. swollen glands
  82. tightness in the chest
  83. tingling of the hands or feet
  84. tiredness
  85. trouble concentrating
  86. trouble sleeping
  87. troubled breathing with exertion
  88. unexplained weight loss
  89. unpleasant breath odor
  90. unusual bleeding or bruising
  91. unusual tiredness or weakness
  92. unusual weight gain or loss
  93. vomiting of blood
  94. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  3. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  4. difficulty with chewing or talking
  5. double vision
  6. drooping eyelids
  7. eye pain
  8. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  9. hives
  10. hoarseness
  11. irregular or slow heart rate
  12. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  13. light-colored stools
  14. muscle weakness
  15. no blood pressure or pulse
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. red, irritated eyes
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. severe headache
  20. severe tiredness
  21. stomach pain, continuing
  22. stopping of heart
  23. unconsciousness
  24. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  25. unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness
  26. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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:


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. belching
  4. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  5. change in sense of smell
  6. change in taste
  7. changes in vision
  8. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  11. fear or nervousness
  12. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  13. full feeling
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. hearing loss
  16. heartburn
  17. impaired vision
  18. indigestion
  19. itching of the vagina or genital area
  20. lack or loss of strength
  21. loss of memory
  22. pain during sexual intercourse
  23. passing of gas
  24. problems with memory
  25. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  28. sore mouth or tongue
  29. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  30. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  31. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

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.