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. Cough producing mucus
  2. difficulty with breathing
  3. tightness in the chest

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine
  5. bloody nose
  6. bloody stools
  7. blurred or loss of vision
  8. body aches or pain
  9. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  10. chest pain or discomfort
  11. confusion about identity, place, and time
  12. congestion
  13. constipation
  14. cough
  15. cracks in the skin
  16. crying
  17. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  18. decreased urine output
  19. depersonalization
  20. diarrhea
  21. difficulty with swallowing
  22. dilated neck veins
  23. disturbed color perception
  24. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  25. double vision
  26. dryness or soreness of the throat
  27. dysphoria
  28. euphoria
  29. extreme fatigue
  30. fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  31. fever and chills
  32. general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  33. hair loss
  34. halos around lights
  35. headaches
  36. heavier menstrual periods
  37. hoarseness
  38. irregular breathing
  39. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  40. loss of heat from the body
  41. mental depression
  42. mimicry of speech or movements
  43. muscle or joint pain
  44. mutism
  45. nausea
  46. negativism
  47. night blindness
  48. noisy breathing
  49. overbright appearance of lights
  50. paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes
  51. paranoia
  52. peculiar postures or movements, mannerisms, or grimacing
  53. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  54. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  55. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  56. rapidly changing moods
  57. rectal bleeding
  58. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  59. red, irritated eyes
  60. red, swollen skin
  61. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  62. runny nose
  63. scaly skin
  64. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  65. severe sleepiness
  66. short-term memory loss
  67. skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
  68. skin rash, hives, or itching
  69. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  70. sweating
  71. swelling of the eyes, face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  72. swollen glands
  73. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  74. tightness in the chest
  75. tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  76. tunnel vision
  77. unusual bleeding or bruising
  78. unusual tiredness or weakness
  79. voice changes
  80. vomiting
  81. weight gain

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. Anxiety
  2. dry mouth
  3. hyperventilation
  4. irritability
  5. restlessness
  6. shaking
  7. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  8. trouble sleeping
  9. unusual dreams

Less common

  1. Decreased appetite

Incidence not known

  1. Dry eyes
  2. heartburn
  3. loss of strength or energy
  4. muscle weakness
  5. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  6. stomach cramps
  7. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  8. vivid dreams

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.