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:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. cough producing mucus
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty breathing
  8. ear congestion
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. joint pain
  13. loss of appetite
  14. loss of voice
  15. muscle aches and pains
  16. nausea
  17. runny or stuffy nose
  18. shivering
  19. sneezing
  20. sore throat
  21. sweating
  22. tightness in the chest
  23. trouble sleeping
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. agitation
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. blurred vision
  6. burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except smallest finger
  7. clay colored stools
  8. coma
  9. confusion
  10. dark urine
  11. decreased appetite
  12. decreased urine output
  13. depression
  14. diarrhea
  15. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  16. dizziness
  17. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  18. frequent urge to urinate
  19. hostility
  20. irritability
  21. itching or skin rash
  22. lethargy
  23. loss of appetite
  24. lower back or side pain
  25. muscle twitching
  26. pale skin
  27. pounding in the ears
  28. rapid weight gain
  29. seizures
  30. slow or fast heartbeat
  31. stupor
  32. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  33. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  34. unusual bleeding or bruising
  35. weakness or heaviness of the legs
  36. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. joint pain
  3. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  4. red, irritated eyes

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. Hair loss or thinning of the hair

Less common

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. bone pain
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. discharge or excessive tearing
  6. full or bloated feeling
  7. muscle cramping or stiffness
  8. pain in the lower back, bottom, or hips
  9. pain in the upper leg
  10. pimples
  11. pressure in the stomach
  12. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  13. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  14. swollen joints
  15. toothache
  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.