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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bloody nose
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficult or labored breathing
  10. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  11. drowsiness
  12. fever or chills
  13. fruit-like breath odor
  14. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  15. increased thirst or urination
  16. irregular heartbeats
  17. loss of voice
  18. muscle pain, spasms, or twitching
  19. nausea or vomiting
  20. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, lips, mouth, or fingertips
  21. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  22. painful or difficult urination
  23. pounding in the ears
  24. slow or fast heartbeat
  25. small red or purple spots on the skin
  26. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  27. sweating
  28. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  29. tightness in the chest
  30. trembling
  31. trouble swallowing
  32. unexplained weight loss
  33. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Fainting
  2. irregular heartbeat, recurrent

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. change in mental status
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. darkening of the skin
  5. itching or skin rash
  6. mental depression
  7. seizures
  8. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  9. swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  10. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  11. weakness

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. back pain
  3. belching
  4. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  5. heartburn
  6. muscle stiffness
  7. pain in the joints
  8. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. change in taste

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.