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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain
  6. chills
  7. cough with or without mucus
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  10. difficulty breathing
  11. difficulty swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. ear congestion
  14. fast heartbeat
  15. feeling of warmth
  16. fever
  17. frequent urge to urinate
  18. headache
  19. hives, itching, skin rash
  20. loss of appetite
  21. loss of consciousness
  22. loss of voice
  23. lower back or side pain
  24. nasal congestion
  25. nausea
  26. nervousness
  27. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  28. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  29. pale skin
  30. pounding in the ears
  31. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  32. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  33. slow or fast heartbeat
  34. sneezing
  35. sore throat
  36. stomach pain
  37. stuffy or runny nose
  38. sudden sweating
  39. tightness of the chest
  40. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Accumulation of pus
  2. bladder pain
  3. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  4. confusion
  5. dark urine
  6. decrease in height
  7. difficulty moving
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  10. feeling hot
  11. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  12. heartburn
  13. indigestion
  14. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin at the injection site
  15. joint pain
  16. light-colored stools
  17. muscle ache, pain, cramp, or stiffness
  18. pain in the back, ribs, arms, legs, groin, or genitals
  19. severe stomach pain
  20. sharp back pain just below the ribs
  21. shivering
  22. stomach upset
  23. sweating
  24. swollen joints
  25. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the face, neck, armpit, or groin
  26. swollen, red, or tender area of infection
  27. tenderness in the stomach area
  28. trouble with sleeping
  29. troubled breathing with exertion
  30. unexplained runny nose or sneezing
  31. vomiting
  32. yellow eyes and skin

Rare

  1. Belching
  2. changes in skin color
  3. coughing or spitting up blood
  4. fainting
  5. gaseous stomach pain
  6. lightheadedness
  7. neck pain
  8. night sweats
  9. noisy breathing
  10. rapid, shallow breathing
  11. recurrent fever
  12. red, tender, or oozing skin at the wounded area
  13. sudden high fever or low-grade fever for months
  14. swelling of the foot or leg
  15. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Dilated neck veins
  2. extreme tiredness or weakness
  3. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  4. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  5. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuous
  6. weight gain

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. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. constipation
  3. discharge, excessive tearing
  4. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  5. skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
  6. swelling or inflammation of the mouth

Less common

  1. Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
  2. bleeding or redness and swelling of the gums
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. bloody eye
  5. chapped, red, or swollen lips
  6. earache
  7. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  8. irritation in the mouth
  9. loose teeth
  10. persistent breath odor or bad taste in your mouth
  11. pimples
  12. redness or swelling in the ear
  13. scaling, redness, burning, pain, or other signs of inflammation on the lips
  14. sensation of spinning
  15. sore mouth or tongue
  16. white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Rare

  1. Bleeding after passing stool
  2. blindness
  3. bloody nose
  4. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  5. change in hearing
  6. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  7. coughing or spitting up blood
  8. decreased vision or other changes in vision
  9. dry mouth
  10. ear drainage
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. hearing loss
  14. increased hunger, thirst, urination
  15. itching ears
  16. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  17. unexplained weight loss
  18. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  19. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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.