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. Black, tarry stools
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. discouragement
  5. feeling sad or empty
  6. fever
  7. irritability
  8. lack of appetite
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. pale skin
  13. sore throat
  14. tiredness
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. trouble concentrating
  17. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bone pain
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. constipation
  5. depressed mood
  6. dizziness
  7. dry skin and hair
  8. fainting
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. feeling cold
  11. hair loss
  12. headache
  13. heart murmur
  14. hives
  15. hoarseness or husky voice
  16. lightheadedness
  17. muscle cramps and stiffness
  18. pale skin
  19. rapid, shallow breathing
  20. slowed heartbeat
  21. sneezing
  22. stomach pain
  23. tightness in the chest
  24. troubled breathing with exertion
  25. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Accumulation of pus in the arms or legs
  2. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  3. decreased urination
  4. diarrhea
  5. dry mouth
  6. increase in heart rate
  7. itching
  8. joint or muscle pain
  9. red, irritated eyes
  10. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  11. seizures
  12. sunken eyes
  13. swollen, red, tender area of infection in the arms or legs
  14. thirst
  15. wrinkled skin

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. cracked, dry, scaly skin
  3. crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  4. fear
  5. feeling unusually cold, shivering
  6. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  7. muscle or joint pain
  8. nervousness
  9. numbness
  10. pain
  11. rash
  12. redness
  13. scarring
  14. soreness
  15. stinging
  16. swelling
  17. tenderness
  18. tingling
  19. ulceration
  20. vomiting
  21. warmth

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. blurred vision
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. memory problems
  6. stomach discomfort or upset

Incidence not known

  1. Change of hearing
  2. loss of hearing

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.