Side Effects

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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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. constipation
  5. cough
  6. depressed mood
  7. difficulty with breathing
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. dry skin and hair
  10. ear congestion
  11. feeling cold
  12. fever
  13. hair loss
  14. headache
  15. hoarseness or husky voice
  16. loss of voice
  17. muscle cramps, pain, and stiffness
  18. pain in the joints
  19. pale skin
  20. rapid weight gain
  21. runny or stuffy nose
  22. slowed heartbeat
  23. sneezing
  24. sore throat
  25. tingling of the hands or feet
  26. troubled breathing with exertion
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  3. nervousness
  4. pain
  5. sensitivity to heat
  6. stomach cramps
  7. sweating
  8. tenderness
  9. thickening of bronchial secretions
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. watery or bloody diarrhea
  12. weight loss


  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blurred vision or other change in vision
  4. cracks in the skin
  5. dark urine
  6. drowsiness
  7. eye pain
  8. fast heartbeat
  9. general body swelling
  10. general tiredness and weakness
  11. indigestion
  12. joint redness or swelling
  13. light-colored stools
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of heat from the body
  16. nausea
  17. nosebleeds
  18. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  19. pale skin
  20. red, swollen skin
  21. redness of the eye
  22. scaly skin
  23. seizures
  24. sensitivity of the eye to light
  25. tearing
  26. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  27. vomiting
  28. yellow eyes and 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. Decreased appetite
  2. dizziness
  3. rash

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.