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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. fever
  4. sore throat
  5. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth


  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. pain, left upper abdomen or shoulder
  3. tightness in the chest
  4. trouble breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  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, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  4. blisters in the skin
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. chest pain
  7. cloudy urine
  8. decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. dizziness
  11. fainting or lightheadedness
  12. fast heartbeat
  13. flushing or redness of the skin
  14. hives or welts, skin rash
  15. itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  17. lower back or side pain
  18. nausea
  19. painful or difficult urination
  20. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  21. sores on the skin
  22. stomach pain
  23. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  24. swollen glands
  25. unusual bleeding or bruising
  26. unusual tiredness or weakness
  27. unusually warm skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Bone pain
  2. chest pain
  3. difficult or labored breathing
  4. eye pain
  5. general feeling of illness
  6. 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. Belching
  2. change in sense of taste
  3. constipation
  4. cracked lips
  5. diarrhea
  6. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  7. heartburn
  8. indigestion
  9. joint pain
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. loss of appetite
  12. muscle soreness
  13. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  14. trouble sleeping
  15. vomiting
  16. weakness, generalized
  17. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Body produces substance that can bind to drug making it less effective or cause side effects

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.