Side Effects

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


  1. Bloody urine
  2. continuing ulcers or sores in the mouth
  3. convulsions (seizures)
  4. difficulty with breathing
  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. blood in the urine or stools
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. change in consciousness
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. cloudy urine
  8. confusion about identity, place, person, and time
  9. continuing nausea or vomiting
  10. difficulty with swallowing
  11. dizziness
  12. drowsiness
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. general body swelling
  15. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  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 sex organs
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of consciousness
  26. mood or mental changes
  27. muscle cramps
  28. muscle pain or stiffness
  29. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching
  30. no blood pressure
  31. no breathing
  32. no pulse
  33. nosebleeds
  34. pale skin
  35. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  36. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  37. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  38. skin blisters
  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 intestines
  6. feeling weak
  7. full feeling
  8. heartburn
  9. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  10. pain
  11. passing gas
  12. runny nose
  13. sleepiness
  14. swollen joints
  15. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  16. voice changes

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. red, irritated eyes
  3. red skin lesions, often with a purple center

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.