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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  7. chills
  8. clay-colored stools
  9. constipation
  10. cough
  11. dark urine
  12. decreased appetite
  13. depressed mood
  14. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. difficulty with moving
  17. dizziness
  18. dry skin and hair
  19. ear congestion
  20. feeling cold
  21. fever
  22. flushing
  23. frequent urge to urinate
  24. hair loss
  25. headache
  26. hoarseness or husky voice
  27. itching, skin rash
  28. joint or bone pain
  29. loss of voice
  30. lower back or side pain
  31. muscle cramps, pain, and stiffness
  32. nausea
  33. neck pain
  34. nervousness
  35. pale skin
  36. pounding in the ears
  37. rapid weight gain
  38. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  39. runny or stuffy nose
  40. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  41. slow or fast heartbeat
  42. sneezing
  43. sore throat
  44. stomach pain or tenderness
  45. tingling of the hands or feet
  46. trouble breathing
  47. ulceration of the skin
  48. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  49. unusual bleeding or bruising
  50. unusual tiredness or weakness
  51. unusual weight gain or loss
  52. vomiting
  53. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  54. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  4. difficulty with chewing, swallowing, or talking
  5. double vision
  6. drooping eyelids
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. inability to speak
  9. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  10. muscle weakness
  11. pain and swelling in the genitals or anal area
  12. seizures
  13. sensitivity to heat
  14. severe or sudden headache
  15. slurred speech
  16. stomach cramps
  17. sweating
  18. temporary blindness
  19. tenderness
  20. thickening of bronchial secretions
  21. trouble sleeping
  22. watery or bloody diarrhea
  23. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe


  1. Back or leg pain
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. cracks in the skin
  5. drowsiness
  6. eye pain
  7. general body swelling
  8. indigestion
  9. joint redness or swelling
  10. joint or muscle pain
  11. light-colored stools
  12. loss of heat from the body
  13. nosebleeds
  14. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  15. pale skin
  16. red, swollen skin
  17. red irritated eyes
  18. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  19. redness of the eye
  20. scaly skin
  21. sensitivity of the eye to light
  22. swollen glands
  23. tearing
  24. upper right abdominal or stomach pain

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. hair loss or thinning
  3. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  4. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

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.