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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. confusion
  4. difficult or trouble breathing
  5. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  6. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  7. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  8. muscle stiffness or tightness
  9. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  10. slow or irregular heartbeat
  11. sweating
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bluish lips or skin
  2. chills
  3. decrease in cardiac output
  4. fast, pounding, or heartbeat or pulse
  5. feeling of warmth
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. nausea or vomiting
  9. nervousness
  10. not breathing
  11. pain after surgery
  12. pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  13. pounding in the ears
  14. problems with bleeding or clotting
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. shivering


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. body aches or pain
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chest tightness
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. cough producing mucus
  9. coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  10. coughing up blood
  11. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  12. difficult, fast, or noisy breathing
  13. difficulty with swallowing
  14. disorientation
  15. dry mouth
  16. dryness or soreness of the throat
  17. dysphoria
  18. eye pain
  19. flushed, dry skin
  20. fruit-like breath odor
  21. general feeling of illness
  22. hiccups
  23. hives, itching, or skin rash
  24. increased blood pressure
  25. increased hunger
  26. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  27. increased sweating
  28. increased thirst
  29. increased urination
  30. loss of appetite
  31. lower back or side pain
  32. muscle cramps or pain
  33. nervousness
  34. noisy breathing
  35. nosebleeds
  36. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  37. painful or difficult urination
  38. pale skin
  39. paralysis
  40. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  41. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  42. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  43. rapid heartbeat
  44. red or black, tarry stools
  45. red or dark brown urine
  46. seizures
  47. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  48. small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lungs when listening with a stethoscope
  49. stomach pain
  50. stuffy or runny nose
  51. swelling in the legs and ankles
  52. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  53. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  54. unexplained weight loss
  55. unusual bleeding or bruising
  56. voice changes
  57. vomiting
  58. weakness and heaviness of the legs
  59. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. cold sweats
  3. coma
  4. cool, pale skin
  5. depression
  6. increased sensitivity to pain
  7. nightmares
  8. shakiness
  9. slurred speech
  10. worsening of pain

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. Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  2. disturbed color perception
  3. double vision
  4. halos around lights
  5. hyperventilation
  6. night blindness
  7. overbright appearance of lights
  8. pain at the injection site
  9. restlessness
  10. trouble with sleeping
  11. tunnel vision


  1. Burning while urinating
  2. heartburn
  3. hives or welts
  4. loss of bladder control
  5. loss of memory
  6. problems with memory
  7. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  8. severe constipation
  9. severe vomiting
  10. trouble with urinating
  11. uncontrolled eye movements

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.