Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred or double vision
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. fever
  8. loss of taste
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. painful or difficult urination
  11. pale skin
  12. rapid weight gain
  13. sneezing
  14. sore mouth, tongue, or throat
  15. tightness in the chest
  16. tingling of the hands or feet
  17. troubled breathing with exertion
  18. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual weight gain or loss
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  5. confusion
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  9. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  10. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  11. inability to speak
  12. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  13. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  14. rapid, shallow breathing
  15. sensation of pins and needles
  16. severe, sudden headache
  17. skin itching, rash, or redness
  18. slurred or slow speech
  19. stabbing pain
  20. sudden loss of coordination
  21. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  22. sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  23. sweating
  24. swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
  25. thickening of bronchial secretions
  26. trouble thinking or walking

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. Cracked lips
  2. decreased appetite
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. headache
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of hair
  8. muscle pain or stiffness
  9. nausea
  10. pain in the joints
  11. swelling
  12. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, a feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site


  1. Nail changes

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.