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. Body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects
  2. cough
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  7. shortness of breath
  8. skin rash, hives, or itching
  9. tightness in the chest
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Abdominal or stomach fullness
  2. blurred vision
  3. changes in behavior
  4. chest pain
  5. confusion
  6. difficult or labored breathing
  7. faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. feeling of warmth
  9. feeling unusually cold
  10. fever
  11. gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
  12. nausea
  13. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  14. shivering
  15. sneezing
  16. sore throat
  17. sweating
  18. thoughts of killing oneself
  19. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. convulsions
  3. drowsiness
  4. headache

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. Bladder pain
  2. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  5. diarrhea
  6. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  7. difficulty with moving
  8. discouragement
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. frequent, strong, or increased urge to urinate
  11. irregular menstruation
  12. irritability
  13. itching of the vagina or genital area
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of interest or pleasure
  16. lower back or side pain
  17. muscle pain or stiffness
  18. pain during sexual intercourse
  19. pain in the joints
  20. pain, cramps, or heavy bleeding
  21. passing urine more often
  22. stomach pain
  23. stomach soreness or discomfort
  24. swelling
  25. swollen glands
  26. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  27. trouble concentrating
  28. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. chest discomfort
  3. fainting
  4. local bleeding
  5. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  6. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  7. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

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.