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. Bloating
  2. bloody or black, tarry stools
  3. burning upper abdominal or stomach pain
  4. cloudy urine
  5. constipation
  6. decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  7. headache
  8. heartburn
  9. indigestion
  10. itching skin or rash
  11. loss of appetite
  12. nausea or vomiting
  13. pale skin
  14. severe abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  15. severe and continuing nausea
  16. swelling
  17. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  18. troubled breathing with exertion
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  22. weight changes

Less common

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blood in the urine
  3. bloody nose
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. chest pain
  8. clay-colored stools
  9. confusion
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. dark urine
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  14. difficulty with swallowing
  15. dilated neck veins
  16. dizziness
  17. extreme fatigue
  18. fainting
  19. fever or chills
  20. flushing or redness of the skin
  21. frequent urge to urinate
  22. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  23. increased thirst
  24. increased volume of pale, dilute urine
  25. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  26. lightheadedness
  27. lower back or side pain
  28. nervousness
  29. noisy breathing
  30. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  31. pain or burning in the throat
  32. peeling of the skin
  33. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  34. pounding in the ears
  35. rapid, shallow breathing
  36. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  37. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  38. severe sunburn
  39. slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  42. stomach upset
  43. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  44. swollen glands
  45. tenderness in the stomach area
  46. tightness in the chest
  47. unpleasant breath odor
  48. unusually warm skin
  49. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  50. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Anxiety
  2. back or leg pains
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. cold sweats
  5. coma
  6. cracks in the skin
  7. diarrhea
  8. discharge or excessive tearing
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  10. dry mouth
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. general body swelling
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. high fever
  16. increased hunger
  17. increased urination
  18. inflammation of the joints
  19. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  20. joint pain
  21. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  22. light-colored stools
  23. loss of heat from the body
  24. muscle aches and pains
  25. nightmares
  26. no blood pressure
  27. no breathing
  28. no pulse
  29. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  30. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  31. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  32. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  33. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  34. red, irritated eyes
  35. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  36. runny nose
  37. scaly skin
  38. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  39. seizures
  40. severe headache
  41. shakiness
  42. shivering
  43. sleepiness
  44. slurred speech
  45. sneezing
  46. sores, welting, or blisters
  47. stiff neck or back
  48. stomach pain, continuing
  49. suddenly sweating
  50. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  51. trouble sleeping

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Agitation
  2. depression
  3. hives
  4. hostility
  5. irritability
  6. muscle twitching
  7. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. stupor
  10. swelling of the ankles or hands
  11. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  4. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  5. hearing loss
  6. passing gas
  7. stomach discomfort or upset

Less common

  1. Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  2. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. sensation of spinning
  5. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  6. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet


  1. Change in hearing
  2. changes in appetite
  3. inability to sit still
  4. mood alterations
  5. need to keep moving
  6. restlessness

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.