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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Pale skin
  2. troubled breathing with exertion
  3. unusual bleeding or bruising
  4. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. chills
  5. cold sweats
  6. coma
  7. confusion
  8. cool, pale skin
  9. depression
  10. dilated neck veins
  11. dizziness
  12. extreme fatigue
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. headache
  15. increased hunger
  16. irregular breathing
  17. irregular heartbeat
  18. nausea
  19. nightmares
  20. seizures
  21. shakiness
  22. slurred speech
  23. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  24. weight gain


  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. decreased appetite
  3. diarrhea
  4. fast, shallow breathing
  5. general feeling of discomfort
  6. muscle pain or cramping
  7. sleepiness

Incidence not known

  1. Change in vision
  2. dark urine
  3. decreased urine output
  4. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  5. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  6. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  7. redness of the skin
  8. stomach pain
  9. sweating
  10. 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. Body aches or pain
  2. cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat
  3. difficulty with breathing
  4. ear congestion
  5. loss of voice
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. stuffy or runny nose

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. cold or flu-like symptoms
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. pain in the joints

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.