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:

Incidence unknown

  1. Fever
  2. headache
  3. nausea
  4. stiff neck or back

Observed postmarketing

  1. Back, leg or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
  5. bluish color of fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  6. blurred vision
  7. change in consciousness
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. cold, clammy, pale skin
  11. confusion
  12. convulsions
  13. cough
  14. coughing that produces a pink frothy sputum
  15. dark urine
  16. decreased urination
  17. diarrhea
  18. difficulty or labored breathing
  19. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  20. fatigue
  21. general body swelling
  22. itching
  23. irregular heartbeats
  24. joint or muscle pain
  25. light-colored stools
  26. loss of appetite
  27. loss of bladder control
  28. loss of consciousness
  29. muscle spasms or jerking of all extremities
  30. nausea or vomiting
  31. no blood pressure or pulse
  32. noisy breathing
  33. nosebleeds
  34. not breathing
  35. pain in chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  36. painful or difficult urination
  37. red irritated eyes
  38. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  39. severe, sudden headache
  40. severe weakness or numbness in arm or leg
  41. shortness of breath
  42. slow heart rate
  43. slurred speech
  44. sore throat
  45. sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
  46. stopping of heart
  47. sudden loss of coordination
  48. suddenly sweating
  49. swelling in legs and ankles
  50. swollen glands
  51. tightness in chest
  52. troubled breathing
  53. unconsciousness
  54. unusual bleeding or bruising
  55. unusual tiredness or weakness
  56. vision changes
  57. wheezing
  58. yellowing of the eyes or skin

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, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. eye disorder
  3. energy increased
  4. feeling unusually cold
  5. feeling hot
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. lip dry
  8. muscle pain
  9. shakiness in legs, arms, hands, feet
  10. shivering
  11. trembling or shaking of hands 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.