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. Back pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bone pain
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. constipation
  8. cough
  9. depressed mood
  10. diarrhea
  11. dizziness
  12. dry skin and hair
  13. fainting
  14. fast or irregular heartbeat
  15. feeling cold
  16. fever
  17. hair loss
  18. hoarseness or husky voice
  19. itching
  20. joint pain
  21. muscle cramps and stiffness
  22. nervousness
  23. painful or difficult urination
  24. red irritated eyes
  25. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  26. sensitivity to heat
  27. slowed heartbeat
  28. sore throat
  29. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  30. swollen glands
  31. trouble breathing
  32. unusual bleeding or bruising
  33. unusual tiredness or weakness
  34. weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Bloody or cloudy urine
  2. dark urine
  3. drowsiness
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. headache
  6. light-colored stools
  7. nausea and vomiting
  8. stomach cramps
  9. swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  10. thickening of bronchial secretions
  11. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  12. watery or bloody diarrhea
  13. yellow eyes and skin


  1. Anxiety
  2. bleeding gyms
  3. bloating
  4. blurred vision
  5. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  6. chest discomfort or tightness
  7. chest pain, possible moving to the left arm, neck, or shoulder
  8. confusion
  9. constipation
  10. darkening of the skin
  11. decreased amount of urine
  12. difficulty in breathing, chewing, swallowing, or talking
  13. difficulty in moving
  14. double vision
  15. drooping eyelids
  16. dry mouth
  17. eye pain or redness
  18. flushing
  19. fruit-like breath odor
  20. heavier menstrual periods
  21. inability to move the arms and legs
  22. increased blood pressure
  23. increased hunger
  24. increased thirst
  25. increased urination
  26. indigestion
  27. irritability
  28. joint pain, swelling, or redness
  29. loss of appetite
  30. loss of consciousness
  31. lower back or side pain
  32. mental depression
  33. muscle aches or cramps
  34. nosebleeds
  35. numbness or tingling in the fingers, face, or feet
  36. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  37. pale skin
  38. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  39. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  40. seizures
  41. sensitivity to light
  42. skin rash
  43. stiff neck or back
  44. stomach pain, discomfort, or upset
  45. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  46. sweating
  47. tearing
  48. tenderness in the stomach area
  49. throbbing 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:

More common

  1. Lack or loss of strength
  2. pain in the arms or legs

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.