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. Fever
  2. increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  3. irritation or soreness of tongue
  4. skin rash

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding or crusting sores on lips
  3. blood in urine or stools
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. loss of appetite
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. muscle cramps or pain
  10. nausea
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. pinpoint red spots on skin
  13. redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
  14. sore mouth
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, and/or white spots in mouth
  17. sores on lips
  18. swelling in upper abdominal area
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting
  22. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. changes in facial skin color
  3. constipation
  4. fast or irregular breathing
  5. tenderness, itching, or burning of skin
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes
  7. shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing
  8. swelling of front part of neck

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Bleeding or bruising (severe)
  2. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  3. convulsions (seizures)
  4. fever and sore throat
  5. irritation or soreness of tongue
  6. loss of appetite
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness
  8. trembling
  9. vomiting (severe)

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. diarrhea
  3. drowsiness
  4. headache
  5. nervousness

Less common

  1. Pain in joints

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.