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

More common

  1. Cough or hoarseness
  2. dizziness
  3. fever or chills
  4. headache
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
  7. painful or difficult urination
  8. problems with vision or hearing

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. accumulation of pus
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. changes in skin color
  5. confusion
  6. decreased urine
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. fat in the stool
  11. irregular heartbeat
  12. muscle pain or cramps
  13. nausea or vomiting
  14. nervousness
  15. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  16. pain
  17. rapid weight gain
  18. shortness of breath
  19. slow or fast heartbeat
  20. sweating
  21. swollen, red, tender area of infection
  22. tightness in the chest
  23. troubled breathing with exertion
  24. unusual bleeding or bruising
  25. unusual tiredness or weakness
  26. unusual weight gain or loss


  1. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. cold sweats
  8. dark urine
  9. depression
  10. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  11. nightmares
  12. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  13. rash
  14. shakiness
  15. slurred speech
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  18. swollen glands
  19. tremor
  20. unpleasant breath odor
  21. vomiting of blood
  22. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating
  2. constipation
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. hives
  5. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  6. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

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. Red streaks on the skin
  2. swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. heartburn or indigestion
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  5. trouble sleeping


  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  3. increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  4. itching of the vagina or genital area
  5. pain during sexual intercourse
  6. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

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.