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. Bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  5. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  6. bloody nose
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest discomfort or pain
  9. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  10. coughing up blood
  11. decreased urine output
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  14. dilated neck veins
  15. extreme tiredness or weakness
  16. fast, slow, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  17. headache
  18. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  19. irregular breathing
  20. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  21. nervousness
  22. nosebleeds
  23. paralysis
  24. pimples
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  27. rapid weight gain
  28. rash
  29. red or black, tarry stools
  30. red or dark brown urine
  31. redness, swelling, or pain of the skin
  32. scaling of the skin on the hands and feet
  33. tightness in the chest
  34. tingling of the hands and feet
  35. ulceration of the skin
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. fever


  1. Change in vision
  2. seeing flashes or sparks of light
  3. seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain across part of your vision
  4. stomach cramps, pain, or tenderness
  5. watery or bloody diarrhea

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, itching, and pain in hairy areas, pus at the root of the hair
  2. canker sores
  3. change in taste
  4. dark urine
  5. dry eyes
  6. dry mouth
  7. dry skin
  8. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  9. loosening of the fingernails
  10. loss of taste
  11. muscle cramp, pain, stiffness, or spasm
  12. redness or soreness around the fingernails
  13. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
  14. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  15. thirst

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.