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. Blood in the urine
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. fever or chills
  5. increased cough
  6. lower back or side pain
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. shortness of breath
  9. swelling of the feet or lower legs

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, or warmth at injection site
  4. bloody vomit
  5. enlarged gums
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. joint pain
  8. muscle aches or pain
  9. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  10. red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  11. sores inside the mouth
  12. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  13. unusual bleeding or bruising
  14. white patches on the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach distention
  2. back pain
  3. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. chronic or occasional diarrhea
  6. clumsiness
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions
  9. coughing or spitting up blood
  10. difficult or troubled breathing
  11. difficulty speaking or understanding what others say
  12. dizziness
  13. drowsiness
  14. general feeling of illness or nausea
  15. headache
  16. heart murmur
  17. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  18. loss of coordination
  19. memory loss
  20. night sweats
  21. severe headache
  22. sore throat
  23. stiff neck or back
  24. stools that float, are foul smelling, or "fatty"
  25. sudden high fever or low-grade fever for months
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness
  27. vision changes
  28. weakness in the 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:

More common

  1. Constipation
  2. diarrhea
  3. heartburn
  4. nausea
  5. stomach pain
  6. vomiting
  7. weakness

Less common

  1. Acne
  2. skin rash
  3. trouble sleeping

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.