Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. fever
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. shortness of breath
  8. sore throat
  9. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  10. swollen glands
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Dark-colored urine
  2. general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  3. headache
  4. light-colored stools
  5. nausea or vomiting
  6. stomach pain, continuing
  7. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  8. yellow eyes and skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. agitation
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bleeding under the skin
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody or cloudy urine
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. coma
  9. confusion
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. cracks in the skin
  12. decreased urine output
  13. depression
  14. difficulty with breathing
  15. difficulty with moving
  16. dizziness
  17. drowsiness
  18. feeling of fullness
  19. fever with or without chills
  20. general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  21. high blood pressure
  22. hostility
  23. irritability
  24. joint pain
  25. lethargy
  26. loss of appetite and weight
  27. loss of heat from the body
  28. lower back or side pain
  29. muscle aching or cramping
  30. muscle pain or stiffness
  31. muscle twitching
  32. numbness or tingling of the hands, feet, or face
  33. pain in the ankles or knees
  34. painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs
  35. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  36. rapid weight gain
  37. red, swollen skin
  38. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  39. scaly skin
  40. seizures
  41. soreness of the muscles
  42. sores on the skin
  43. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  44. sores, welting, or blisters
  45. stupor
  46. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs
  47. swollen joints
  48. swollen salivary glands
  49. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  50. tightness in the chest
  51. unusual weight gain
  52. wheezing

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

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Bloody, black, or tarry stools
  2. high fever
  3. itching skin
  4. pale skin
  5. swelling

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Abnormal loss of hair
  2. change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. dizziness or lightheadedness
  4. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  5. heartburn
  6. hives or welts
  7. loss of taste
  8. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  9. sensation of spinning
  10. skin rash
  11. sleepiness

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.