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. chills
  3. cough
  4. ear congestion
  5. fever
  6. headache
  7. itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth on the skin
  8. loss of voice
  9. runny or stuffy nose
  10. sneezing
  11. sore throat
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. burning or stinging of the skin
  3. chest tightness
  4. difficulty swallowing
  5. dizziness
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. hives, itching, skin rash
  8. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  9. lower back or side pain
  10. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  11. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. pale skin
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  15. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth or tongue
  16. unusual bleeding or bruising


  1. Coughing or spitting up blood
  2. difficulty with breathing
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. muscle aches
  6. nausea
  7. night sweats
  8. pale skin
  9. persistent non-healing sore
  10. pink growth
  11. reddish patch or irritated area
  12. severe stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  13. shiny bump
  14. sudden high fever or low-grade fever for months
  15. trouble breathing
  16. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, severe and continuing
  17. white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

Incidence not known

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. confusion
  3. difficulty in speaking
  4. double vision
  5. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  6. inability to speak
  7. no blood pressure or pulse
  8. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  9. slow speech
  10. stopping of heart
  11. sweating
  12. unconsciousness

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. Blemishes on the skin
  2. pimples

Less common

  1. Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, pus at the root of hair
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. muscle cramps, pains, or stiffness

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.