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

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. blurred vision
  6. bone pain
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. convulsions
  11. cough or hoarseness
  12. decreased urine output
  13. difficulty with breathing
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  15. drowsiness
  16. dry mouth
  17. fast or irregular heartbeat
  18. fever
  19. flushed, dry skin
  20. fruit-like breath odor
  21. headache
  22. increased hunger
  23. increased thirst
  24. increased urination
  25. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  26. loss of appetite
  27. lower back or side pain
  28. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  29. muscle spasms or twitching
  30. nausea or vomiting
  31. numbness or tingling in the hands, fingertips, feet, or lips
  32. painful or difficult urination
  33. pale skin
  34. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  35. seizures
  36. sore throat
  37. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  38. sweating
  39. swelling of the face, ankles, feet, lower legs, or hands
  40. swollen glands
  41. tremor
  42. troubled breathing
  43. unexplained weight loss
  44. unusual bleeding or bruising
  45. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Change in taste
  2. constipation
  3. cracks in the skin
  4. diarrhea
  5. itching
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of appetite
  8. loss of heat from the body
  9. loss of taste
  10. red, swollen skin
  11. scaly skin
  12. weight loss

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.