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:

Less common

  1. Cough producing mucus
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty breathing
  4. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  5. tightness in the chest


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. confusion
  7. decreased urination
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. dry mouth
  10. fast or irregular heartbeat
  11. increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  12. muscle cramps or pain
  13. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. rapid breathing
  16. seizures
  17. sunken eyes
  18. sweating
  19. thirst
  20. trembling
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness
  22. weakness and heaviness of the legs
  23. wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

  1. Persistent non-healing sore
  2. pink growth
  3. reddish patch or irritated area
  4. shiny bump
  5. shock
  6. speech problems
  7. swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
  8. unusual bleeding or bruising
  9. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

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. Headache

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. coughing
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  5. trouble sleeping


  1. Change in vision
  2. constipation
  3. discouragement
  4. feeling sad or empty
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. impaired vision
  7. irritability
  8. lack of appetite
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. trouble concentrating

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.