Side Effects

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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. Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain
  6. cloudy urine
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions
  9. cough
  10. coughing up blood
  11. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  12. dizziness
  13. ear congestion
  14. fainting
  15. fever or chills
  16. headache
  17. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  18. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  19. loss of voice
  20. muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
  21. nervousness
  22. nosebleeds
  23. numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
  24. paralysis
  25. pounding in the ears
  26. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  27. red or black, tarry stools
  28. red or dark brown urine
  29. slow or fast heartbeat
  30. sneezing
  31. sore throat
  32. stuffy or runny nose
  33. tenderness
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. tremor
  36. troubled breathing
  37. unusual tiredness or weakness (severe)
  38. watery or bloody diarrhea

Less common

  1. Blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  2. chest pain or discomfort
  3. dilated neck veins
  4. extreme fatigue
  5. foreign substance into the lungs
  6. infection from breathing
  7. irregular breathing
  8. irregular heartbeat
  9. irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  10. lightheadedness
  11. no breathing
  12. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  13. weight gain


  1. Bloating
  2. constipation
  3. darkened urine
  4. decreased urine output
  5. indigestion
  6. loss of appetite
  7. nausea
  8. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  9. yellow 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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. blemishes on the skin
  4. blindness
  5. blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  6. change in taste
  7. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  8. cracks in the skin
  9. decreased appetite
  10. decreased vision
  11. decreased weight
  12. depression
  13. discoloration of the fingernails or toenails
  14. dry mouth
  15. dry skin
  16. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  17. heartburn
  18. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  19. itching skin
  20. lack or loss of strength
  21. loosening of the fingernails
  22. loss of heat from the body
  23. loss of taste
  24. muscle aches or spasms
  25. pimples
  26. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  27. red, swollen skin
  28. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  29. redness or soreness around the fingernails
  30. severe sunburn
  31. stomach discomfort or upset
  32. swelling
  33. trouble sleeping

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.