Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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:


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  7. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  8. severe, sudden headache
  9. slurred speech
  10. sudden loss of coordination
  11. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  12. sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  13. unusual bleeding or bruising
  14. vision changes

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. dizziness
  5. headache
  6. heartburn
  7. indigestion
  8. muscle aching or cramping
  9. muscle pains or stiffness
  10. pain in the arms or legs
  11. pain in the joints
  12. pain in the shoulder
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. swollen joints
  15. trouble sleeping

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.