Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. changes in menstrual periods
  4. chills
  5. cold sweats
  6. coma
  7. confusion
  8. cool, pale skin
  9. decreased sexual ability in males
  10. depression
  11. dizziness
  12. dry, puffy skin
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. feeling cold
  15. headache
  16. increased hunger
  17. nausea
  18. nervousness
  19. nightmares
  20. seizures
  21. shakiness
  22. slurred speech
  23. swelling of the front part of the neck
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain, cramps, or tenderness
  2. agitation
  3. back, leg, or stomach pains
  4. bleeding gums
  5. bleeding under the skin
  6. blindness or vision changes
  7. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  8. bloating
  9. bloody or cloudy urine
  10. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  11. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  12. burning of the face or mouth
  13. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, painful, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  14. change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
  15. chest pain
  16. chills
  17. clay-colored stools
  18. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  19. constipation
  20. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  21. cough or hoarseness
  22. cracks in the skin
  23. dark urine
  24. decrease in frequency of urination
  25. decrease in the amount of urine
  26. diarrhea
  27. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  28. difficult or painful urination
  29. difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  30. difficulty with breathing
  31. difficulty with swallowing
  32. dizziness or lightheadedness
  33. drowsiness
  34. enlarged salivary glands
  35. fainting
  36. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  37. feeling of discomfort
  38. feeling unusually cold
  39. fever with or without chills
  40. general body swelling
  41. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  42. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  43. hair loss
  44. headache
  45. hearing loss
  46. hives or welts
  47. hostility
  48. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  49. increased thirst
  50. indigestion
  51. inflammation of the joints
  52. irritability
  53. itching
  54. joint or muscle pain
  55. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  56. lethargy
  57. light-colored stools
  58. loss of appetite and weight
  59. loss of heat from the body
  60. loss of strength or energy
  61. lower back or side pain
  62. muscle aches
  63. muscle pain or weakness
  64. muscle twitching
  65. nosebleeds
  66. not able to pass urine
  67. pain
  68. pain or burning while urinating
  69. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  70. pale skin
  71. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  72. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  73. rapid heart rate
  74. rapid weight gain
  75. rash
  76. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  77. red, irritated eyes
  78. red, swollen skin
  79. redness of the white part of the eyes
  80. redness, soreness or itching skin
  81. scaly skin
  82. severe sunburn
  83. shakiness and unsteady walk
  84. shivering
  85. shortness of breath
  86. skin rash
  87. sore throat
  88. soreness of the muscles
  89. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  90. sores, welting, or blisters
  91. stupor
  92. swelling around the eyes
  93. swelling of face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs
  94. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  95. swollen lymph glands
  96. swollen or painful glands
  97. thickening of bronchial secretions
  98. tightness in the chest
  99. troubled breathing
  100. troubled breathing with exertion
  101. unpleasant breath odor
  102. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  103. unusual bleeding or bruising
  104. unusual weak feeling
  105. unusual weight gain
  106. unusual weight loss
  107. upper right abdominal pain
  108. vomiting
  109. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  110. weakness in the hands or feet
  111. weight loss
  112. wheezing
  113. 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:

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion about identity, place, and time
  2. difficulty with moving
  3. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  4. fear
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  7. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  8. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  9. full feeling
  10. lack of feeling or emotion
  11. passing gas
  12. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  13. sensation of spinning
  14. severe mood or mental changes
  15. sleeplessness
  16. trouble with sleeping
  17. unable to sleep
  18. uncaring
  19. unusual behavior

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.