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:

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blood in urine or stools
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. fever or chills
  5. irritation or soreness of tongue
  6. lower back or side pain
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. pinpoint red spots on skin
  9. unusual bleeding or bruising


  1. Bleeding or crusting sores on lips
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. muscle cramps or pain
  4. redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
  5. skin rash
  6. sores, ulcers, and/or white spots in mouth
  7. sore throat
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Frequency not known

  1. Blood in urine
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. fainting spells
  6. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  7. hives
  8. itching
  9. joint or muscle pain
  10. lightheadedness
  11. pale skin
  12. pounding or rapid pulse
  13. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  14. rapid breathing
  15. red, irritated eyes
  16. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  17. shortness of breath
  18. swollen glands
  19. tightness in chest
  20. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  21. wheezing

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. increased excitability
  4. vomiting (severe and continuing)

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:

Less common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. loss of appetite
  3. nausea
  4. vomiting

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.