Side Effects

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. Confusion
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  3. nosebleeds
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. bloody or black, tarry stools
  3. bruising or purple areas on the skin
  4. coughing or spitting up blood
  5. decreased alertness
  6. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  7. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  8. rapid weight gain
  9. stomach pain or swelling
  10. troubled breathing with exertion
  11. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

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. Diarrhea
  2. headache
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. nausea
  6. stuffy nose
  7. vomiting

Less common

  1. Difficulty having a bowel movement

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.