Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. abnormal dreams
  3. agitation
  4. anxiety
  5. chills
  6. confusion
  7. convulsions (seizures)
  8. diarrhea
  9. dizziness
  10. fever and sore throat
  11. flu-like symptoms
  12. frequent urination
  13. headache
  14. infection
  15. itching
  16. loss of appetite
  17. loss of energy or weakness
  18. mental depression
  19. muscle trembling or twitching
  20. nausea
  21. nervousness
  22. pale skin
  23. seeing or hearing things that are not there
  24. shortness of breath
  25. skin rash
  26. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  27. tingling
  28. trembling and shaking of the hands
  29. trouble with sleeping
  30. unusual bleeding or bruising
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. vomiting

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain
  3. increased sensitivity to pain
  4. muscle cramps
  5. numbness or pain in the legs
  6. ringing in the ears
  7. sweating


  1. Enlarged heart
  2. flushing of the face or neck
  3. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  4. weight loss
  5. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloating
  4. bloody urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. constipation
  7. cough
  8. drowsiness
  9. fainting
  10. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  11. heartburn
  12. increased blood pressure
  13. increased thirst
  14. indigestion
  15. joint or muscle pain
  16. lightheadedness
  17. loss of appetite
  18. lower back or side pain
  19. nausea
  20. pinpoint red spots on skin
  21. pounding or rapid pulse
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  24. shortness of breath
  25. skin sores
  26. stomach pain
  27. troubled breathing
  28. ulcers or white spots in mouth or on lips
  29. weakness
  30. weight gain
  31. 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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. lack or loss of strength
  5. muscle pain or stiffness
  6. unable to sleep

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning or stinging of the skin
  3. cracks in the skin
  4. crying
  5. delusions
  6. dementia
  7. depersonalization
  8. dysphoria
  9. euphoria
  10. excessive muscle tone
  11. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  12. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  13. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  14. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  15. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  16. loss of strength or energy
  17. muscle tension or tightness
  18. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  19. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  20. paranoia
  21. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  22. rapidly changing moods
  23. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  24. restlessness
  25. scaly skin
  26. sensation of spinning
  27. severe mood or mental changes
  28. severe sunburn
  29. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  30. sore mouth or tongue
  31. sores on the skin
  32. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  33. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  34. unusual behavior
  35. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Change in color vision
  2. decreased weight
  3. difficulty seeing at night
  4. feeling hot and cold
  5. hearing loss
  6. sudden sweating

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.