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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. diarrhea
  3. dizziness
  4. fever
  5. headache
  6. nausea
  7. stomach pain
  8. vomiting
  9. weight loss

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. painful or difficult urination
  6. pale skin
  7. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  8. sore throat
  9. swollen glands
  10. trouble breathing
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. fainting
  4. fear, nervousness
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. irritability
  7. joint pain
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. muscle aching or cramping
  11. muscle pains or stiffness
  12. seizure
  13. sensation of spinning
  14. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, feet
  15. swollen joints
  16. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. anxiety
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in urine or stools
  5. delusions
  6. difficulty swallowing
  7. dry mouth
  8. fast or slow heartbeat
  9. hallucinations
  10. itching, skin rash
  11. lack of feeling or emotion
  12. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
  13. loss of memory
  14. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  15. pinpoint red spots on skin
  16. problems with memory
  17. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  18. restlessness
  19. shaking
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. trouble sleeping

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. Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

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.