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. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. body aches or pain
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. convulsions
  11. cough
  12. decreased urine
  13. diarrhea
  14. dizziness or lightheadedness
  15. dry mouth
  16. ear congestion
  17. fainting
  18. fast heartbeat
  19. fever
  20. headache
  21. increased thirst
  22. irregular heartbeat
  23. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of voice
  26. lower back or side pain
  27. mood changes
  28. muscle pain or cramps
  29. nasal congestion
  30. nausea or vomiting
  31. no blood pressure
  32. no breathing
  33. no pulse
  34. numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  35. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  36. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  37. painful or difficult urination
  38. pale skin
  39. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  40. rapid weight gain
  41. runny nose
  42. shortness of breath
  43. sore throat
  44. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  45. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  46. swollen glands
  47. trouble speaking, thinking, or walking
  48. troubled breathing with exertion
  49. unusual bleeding or bruising
  50. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  51. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Persistent non-healing sore
  2. pink growth
  3. reddish patch or irritated area
  4. shiny bump
  5. white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area


  1. Chest discomfort
  2. general feeling of illness
  3. hoarseness
  4. indigestion
  5. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  6. rapid, shallow breathing
  7. severe nausea or vomiting
  8. sneezing
  9. stomach pain
  10. sweating
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  13. wheezing
  14. yellow skin and eyes

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. Change in taste
  2. cracks in the skin
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  5. itching skin
  6. lack or loss of strength
  7. loss of heat from the body
  8. loss of taste
  9. muscle spasm
  10. red, swollen skin
  11. scaly skin

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.