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. Aching of joints
  2. fever
  3. headache (continuing)
  4. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  5. skin rash or itching
  6. vomiting

Less common

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  4. chills
  5. dark urine
  6. difficulty breathing
  7. fever
  8. general body swelling
  9. headache
  10. loss of appetite
  11. nausea
  12. nosebleeds
  13. pale skin
  14. sore throat
  15. trouble breathing
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. yellowing of the eyes or skin

Less common or rare

  1. Aching of muscles
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody diarrhea
  7. bluish fingernails, lips, or skin
  8. chest pain or tightness
  9. constipation
  10. cough
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. fainting spells
  14. fast heartbeat
  15. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  16. general tiredness and weakness
  17. hives
  18. indigestion
  19. inflammation of the joints
  20. irregular heartbeat
  21. light-colored stools
  22. muscle aches
  23. muscle cramps or spasms
  24. muscle pain or stiffness
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  28. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  29. rash
  30. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  31. red, irritated eyes
  32. redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  33. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  34. swollen or painful glands
  35. upper right abdominal or stomach pain

Incidence not known

  1. Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

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. Decreased weight
  2. stomach upset

Less common

  1. Welts

Less common or rare

  1. Discoloration of the skin or urine
  2. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

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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