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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chest pain
  4. chills
  5. clumsiness
  6. cough
  7. dizziness or lightheadedness
  8. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  9. fever
  10. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  11. nausea
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. sensation of spinning
  14. shortness of breath
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. swollen glands
  18. unsteadiness
  19. unusual bleeding or bruising
  20. unusual tiredness or weakness
  21. vomiting

Less common

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. blurred vision
  5. change in vision
  6. dark urine
  7. deafness
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. dry mouth
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. general body swelling
  13. headache
  14. hives
  15. impaired vision
  16. itching
  17. loss of appetite
  18. muscle weakness
  19. nosebleeds
  20. pain in lower back or side
  21. pale skin
  22. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. skin rash
  25. thirst
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. wheezing
  28. yellowing of the eyes or skin


  1. Change in the frequency of urination or amount of urine
  2. drowsiness
  3. increased thirst
  4. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  5. weakness

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. Hives or welts
  2. redness of the skin

Less common

  1. Impaired vision

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.

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