Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Diarrhea
  2. earache
  3. fever
  4. headache
  5. irritability
  6. muscle aches
  7. nausea and vomiting
  8. pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
  9. sore throat
  10. stuffy or runny nose
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Chest tightness
  2. cough
  3. noisy breathing
  4. trouble breathing


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. confusion
  3. decreased urination
  4. dizziness
  5. dry mouth
  6. fainting
  7. increase in heart rate
  8. lightheadedness
  9. loss of appetite
  10. rapid breathing
  11. seizures
  12. sunken eyes
  13. thirst
  14. unusual tiredness or weakness
  15. wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. bloody nose
  3. heavier menstrual periods
  4. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  5. red eyes
  6. red mouth
  7. skin rash
  8. swollen glands
  9. swollen hands and feet
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Crying, fussiness, or irritability
  2. runny nose

Less common

  1. Bloated
  2. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  3. full feeling
  4. passing gas

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts
  2. itching
  3. redness of the skin
  4. skin rash

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.