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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. dark urine
  5. dry mouth
  6. fever
  7. general feeling of tiredness and weakness
  8. hoarseness
  9. light-colored stools
  10. lower back or side pain
  11. nausea
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. tingling of the hands or feet
  15. unusual weight gain or loss
  16. vomiting
  17. yellow eyes and skin


  1. Bloody urine
  2. continuing ulcers or sores in the mouth
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. seizures
  5. sore throat
  6. unusual bleeding or bruising
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  6. change in consciousness
  7. clay-colored stools
  8. cloudy urine
  9. confusion about identity, place, person, and time
  10. continuing nausea or vomiting
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. drowsiness
  14. fast heartbeat
  15. general body swelling
  16. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  17. headache
  18. high fever
  19. hives, itching, or skin rash
  20. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  21. increase in the frequency of seizures
  22. joint or muscle pain
  23. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of consciousness
  26. mood or mental changes
  27. muscle cramp, pain, or stiffness
  28. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  29. no blood pressure
  30. no breathing
  31. no pulse
  32. nosebleeds
  33. pale skin
  34. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  35. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  36. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  37. red, irritated eyes
  38. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  39. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  40. swollen glands
  41. tightness in the chest
  42. trembling
  43. unpleasant breath odor
  44. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  45. vomiting of blood

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. Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  2. change in taste

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. constipation
  4. diarrhea
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
  6. full feeling
  7. heartburn
  8. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  9. passing gas
  10. runny nose
  11. sleepiness
  12. swollen joints
  13. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  14. voice changes

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.