Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. sweating
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chest pain, tightness, or discomfort
  6. chills
  7. cold, clammy skin
  8. cough
  9. decreased urine output
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficulty with breathing
  12. dilated neck veins
  13. dizziness
  14. fainting
  15. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  16. fast, weak pulse
  17. fever
  18. irregular heartbeat recurrent
  19. itching
  20. joint or muscle pain
  21. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  22. no blood pressure or pulse
  23. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  24. red, irritated eyes
  25. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  26. slow or irregular heartbeat
  27. sore throat
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  29. stopping of the heart
  30. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  31. trouble breathing
  32. unconsciousness
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating
  5. blurred or double vision
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. coma
  8. confusion about identity, place, and time
  9. cough or hoarseness
  10. coughing or spitting up blood
  11. cracks in the skin
  12. dark-colored urine
  13. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  14. decreased urine output
  15. depression
  16. difficulty swallowing
  17. eye pain
  18. fever with or without chills
  19. general body swelling
  20. headache
  21. high fever
  22. hives
  23. holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  24. hostility
  25. increased blood pressure
  26. increased thirst
  27. indigestion
  28. inflamed tissue from infection
  29. irritability
  30. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  31. lethargy
  32. light-colored stools
  33. loss of appetite
  34. loss of heat from the body
  35. lower back or side pain
  36. muscle pain, stiffness, cramps, spasms, twitching, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  37. noisy breathing
  38. nosebleeds
  39. painful or difficult urination
  40. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  41. pale skin
  42. persistent non-healing sore
  43. pink growth
  44. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  45. rapid weight gain
  46. rash
  47. red, swollen skin
  48. reddish patch or irritated area
  49. redness, soreness, or itching skin
  50. scaly skin
  51. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  52. seizures
  53. severe headache
  54. shiny bump
  55. sores, welting, or blisters
  56. stomach pain
  57. stupor
  58. swollen or painful glands
  59. unexplained bleeding or bruising
  60. unpleasant breath odor
  61. unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
  62. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  63. vomiting
  64. vomiting of blood
  65. weakness
  66. white, yellow, or waxy scar-like area
  67. yellow eyes and 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:

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

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.