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. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. dizziness
  8. fainting
  9. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  10. fever
  11. hoarseness
  12. lower back or side pain
  13. painful or difficult urination
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. swollen glands
  18. unusual bleeding or bruising
  19. unusual tiredness or weakness
  20. worsening of pain, temporary

Less common

  1. Bloody nose
  2. blurred vision
  3. confusion
  4. cough producing mucus
  5. difficulty breathing
  6. difficulty in speaking
  7. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  8. double vision
  9. headache
  10. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  11. inability to speak
  12. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  13. nervousness
  14. pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
  15. pounding in the ears
  16. problems with bleeding or clotting
  17. slow speech
  18. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  19. tightness in the chest

Rare

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest discomfort
  3. decreased urine output
  4. dilated neck veins
  5. extreme weakness or tiredness
  6. irregular breathing
  7. nausea
  8. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  9. weight gain

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. Diarrhea
  2. loss of strength or energy
  3. muscle pain or weakness
  4. stomach pain
  5. vomiting

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

Rare

  1. Loss or thinning of hair

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.