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:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. dizziness or lightheadedness
  3. muscle spasm
  4. rapid breathing
  5. shortness of breath
  6. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. bloody nose
  3. chest pain
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  5. fainting
  6. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  7. increased heart rate
  8. sensation of spinning
  9. sunken eyes
  10. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Cracks in the skin
  2. hives or welts, itching skin, or rash
  3. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  4. loss of heat from the body
  5. red, swollen skin
  6. redness of the skin
  7. scaly skin

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. Bloated
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  4. fever
  5. frequent urge to defecate
  6. full feeling
  7. headache
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. muscle pain or stiffness
  10. pain in the joints
  11. passing gas
  12. stomach pain
  13. straining while passing stool
  14. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. blurred vision
  3. chills
  4. confusion
  5. cough
  6. decreased urination
  7. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. dry lips
  10. dry mouth
  11. ear pain
  12. feeling of warmth
  13. hearing loss
  14. lightheadedness
  15. loss of appetite
  16. loss of taste
  17. nausea
  18. painful or difficult urination
  19. pale skin
  20. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  21. sore throat
  22. sweating
  23. swollen glands
  24. thirst
  25. vomiting
  26. wrinkled skin

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.