Side Effects

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

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 heat from the body
  8. loss of taste
  9. red, swollen skin
  10. scaly skin
  11. 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.