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:


  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. changes in skin color
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. dark urine
  9. diarrhea
  10. dizziness
  11. fever with or without chills
  12. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  13. headache
  14. itching
  15. joint or muscle pain
  16. light-colored stools
  17. loss of appetite
  18. lower back or side pain
  19. nausea
  20. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  21. painful or difficult urination
  22. pale skin
  23. rash
  24. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  25. red, irritated eyes
  26. shortness of breath
  27. sore throat
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  29. swollen or painful glands
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. unpleasant breath odor
  32. unusual bleeding or bruising
  33. vomiting of blood
  34. wheezing
  35. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blindness or vision changes
  5. blisters, hives, or itching
  6. bloating
  7. blood in the urine or stools
  8. bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
  9. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, painful, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  10. burning of the face or mouth
  11. chest pain
  12. cloudy urine
  13. confusion
  14. constipation
  15. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  16. convulsions
  17. cracks in the skin
  18. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  19. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  20. difficulty with breathing
  21. difficulty with swallowing
  22. fainting spells
  23. general body swelling
  24. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  25. hair loss
  26. hearing loss
  27. hives
  28. increased thirst
  29. indigestion
  30. irregular heartbeat
  31. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  32. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  33. loss of heat from the body
  34. muscle or joint pain
  35. nosebleeds
  36. not able to pass urine
  37. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  38. pain or burning while urinating
  39. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  40. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  41. raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles
  42. redness of the white part of the eyes
  43. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  44. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  45. soreness of the muscles
  46. stiff neck or back
  47. swelling of the face, hands, legs, and feet
  48. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  49. unusual weight loss
  50. weakness in the hands or feet
  51. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  52. 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. Passing of gas

Incidence not known

  1. Discouragement
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. feeling sad or empty
  4. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  5. irritability
  6. lack of feeling or emotion
  7. loss of interest or pleasure
  8. nervousness
  9. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  10. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  11. sensation of spinning
  12. severe sunburn
  13. trouble concentrating
  14. trouble sleeping
  15. uncaring
  16. weight loss

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.