Side Effects

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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. Burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  2. chills with fever
  3. tingling, burning, numbness, or pain in the hands or feet
  4. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  5. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. hives
  6. itching
  7. joint pain
  8. muscle pain
  9. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  10. shortness of breath
  11. skin rash
  12. tightness in the chest
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness
  14. wheezing


  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. stomach pain (severe)

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort or pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. chest pain
  8. constipation
  9. darkened urine
  10. decreased appetite
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficulty with moving
  13. dry mouth
  14. fast, shallow breathing
  15. fever
  16. flushed, dry skin
  17. fruit-like breath odor
  18. general feeling of discomfort
  19. general tiredness and weakness
  20. increased hunger
  21. increased thirst
  22. increased urination
  23. indigestion
  24. light-colored stools
  25. loss of appetite
  26. loss of consciousness
  27. muscle cramping, pains, or stiffness
  28. painful or difficult urination
  29. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  30. pale skin
  31. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  32. shakiness and unsteady walk, unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  33. sleepiness
  34. sore throat
  35. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  36. sweating
  37. swollen glands
  38. swollen joints
  39. troubled breathing
  40. unexplained weight loss
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. yellow eyes or skin

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. Headache
  2. loss of appetite
  3. weight loss

Less common

  1. Difficulty with sleeping
  2. lack of strength or energy
  3. stomach pain (mild)

Incidence not known

  1. Gaining weight around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist
  2. sleeplessness
  3. unable to sleep

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.