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:

Less common

  1. Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  2. fever
  3. hives, itching, or rash
  4. hoarseness
  5. irritation
  6. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  7. pale skin
  8. redness of the skin
  9. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  10. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. troubled breathing or swallowing
  13. troubled breathing with exertion
  14. unusual bleeding or bruising
  15. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. blurred vision
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. diarrhea
  7. dizziness or fainting
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. headache
  10. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nausea with or without vomiting
  13. overactive reflexes
  14. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  15. poor coordination
  16. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  17. restlessness
  18. seizures
  19. shivering
  20. sweating
  21. talking or acting with excitement you cannot control
  22. trembling or shaking
  23. twitching

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. Back pain
  2. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  3. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  4. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. decreased appetite
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. dry mouth
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. muscle pain or stiffness
  11. muscle spasms
  12. pain in the joints
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  15. stomach discomfort or upset
  16. sudden sweating
  17. tingling of the hands or feet
  18. unusual weight gain or loss

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.