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. bleeding gums
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. confusion
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. crying
  8. delusions
  9. dementia
  10. depersonalization
  11. diarrhea
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. dysphoria
  14. euphoria
  15. fever or chills
  16. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  17. headache
  18. joint pain
  19. loss of appetite
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. mental depression
  22. muscle aches and pains
  23. nausea
  24. nervousness
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. paranoia
  27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  28. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  29. rapid weight gain
  30. rapidly changing moods
  31. runny nose
  32. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  33. shivering
  34. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  35. sore throat
  36. sweating
  37. tightness in the chest
  38. tingling of the hands or feet
  39. trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  40. trouble sleeping
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness
  43. unusual weight gain or loss
  44. vomiting

Less common

  1. Abnormal dreams
  2. absence of or decrease in body movement
  3. anxiety
  4. bloody nose
  5. bloody or cloudy urine
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  8. change in personality
  9. change in walking and balance
  10. changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  11. chest pain
  12. chills
  13. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  14. cold sweats
  15. constipation
  16. darkened urine
  17. degenerative disease of the joint
  18. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  19. difficulty with moving
  20. discouragement
  21. dizziness
  22. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  23. dry mouth
  24. excessive muscle tone
  25. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  26. fear
  27. feeling of warmth or heat
  28. feeling sad or empty
  29. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  30. frequent urge to urinate
  31. heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  32. hyperventilation
  33. increased need to urinate
  34. indigestion
  35. irritability
  36. lack of appetite
  37. lack of coordination
  38. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  39. leg cramps
  40. lip smacking or puckering
  41. loss of bladder control
  42. loss of interest or pleasure
  43. loss of strength or energy
  44. multiple swollen and inflamed skin lesions
  45. muscle pain or stiffness
  46. muscle tension or tightness
  47. normal menstrual bleeding occurring earlier, possibly lasting longer than expected
  48. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  49. passing urine more often
  50. pounding in the ears
  51. puffing of the cheeks
  52. rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  53. rapid weight gain
  54. restlessness
  55. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  56. shakiness and unsteady walk
  57. slurred speech
  58. small red or purple spots on the skin
  59. sweating
  60. swollen joints
  61. tiredness
  62. trouble with concentrating
  63. trouble with speaking
  64. twitching
  65. uncontrolled chewing movements
  66. uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs
  67. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  68. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  69. yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. fainting
  3. loss of consciousness
  4. slow or irregular heartbeat

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. change in vision
  5. congestion
  6. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  7. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  8. hearing loss
  9. heartburn
  10. impaired vision
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. loss of memory
  13. problems with memory
  14. rash
  15. seeing double
  16. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  17. trouble with swallowing
  18. uncontrolled eye movements
  19. voice changes
  20. weight gain
  21. weight loss

Less common

  1. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. back pain
  3. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  4. change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  5. coin-shaped lesions on the skin
  6. cough producing mucus
  7. cramps
  8. dandruff
  9. discharge or excessive tearing
  10. dry skin
  11. earache
  12. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  13. eye pain
  14. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  15. full feeling
  16. heavy bleeding
  17. increased appetite
  18. itching of the vagina or genital area
  19. itching skin
  20. loss of bowel control
  21. neck pain
  22. oily skin
  23. pain
  24. pain during sexual intercourse
  25. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  26. passing gas
  27. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  28. redness or swelling in the ear
  29. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  30. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  31. sensation of spinning
  32. sneezing
  33. stiff neck
  34. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  35. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

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.