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

More common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody nose
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. body aches or pain
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest pain
  7. chills
  8. congestion
  9. cough
  10. cracked lips
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  14. difficulty with swallowing
  15. dizziness
  16. dryness or soreness of the throat
  17. ear congestion
  18. fever
  19. frequent urge to urinate
  20. headache
  21. hoarseness
  22. joint or muscle pain
  23. lack or loss of strength
  24. loss of voice
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. nasal congestion
  27. nausea
  28. nervousness
  29. numbness or tingling of the face, hands, or feet
  30. pounding in the ears
  31. runny nose
  32. skin rash
  33. slow or fast heartbeat
  34. sneezing
  35. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  36. sore throat
  37. stomach pain
  38. stuffy or runny nose
  39. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  40. swelling or puffiness of the face
  41. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  42. tightness in the chest
  43. voice changes
  44. vomiting

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloody stools
  3. changes in skin color
  4. delayed wound healing
  5. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  6. seizures
  7. severe vomiting, sometimes with blood
  8. stomach cramp
  9. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. dark-colored urine
  3. itching
  4. muscle cramps, spasms, or stiffness
  5. pain or redness at the injection site
  6. pale skin at injection site
  7. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  8. red, irritated eyes
  9. unusual tiredness or 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. Back pain
  2. blemishes on the skin
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. change in taste
  5. difficulty having a bowel movement
  6. difficulty with moving
  7. discharge or excessive tearing
  8. discoloration of the fingernails or toenails
  9. dry skin
  10. loss of appetite
  11. loss of taste
  12. pimples
  13. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  14. swollen joints
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. weight loss

Less common

  1. Discouragement
  2. feeling sad or empty
  3. irritability
  4. loss of interest or pleasure
  5. tiredness
  6. trouble concentrating

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.