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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. bone pain
  3. chest pain or discomfort
  4. dizziness
  5. headache
  6. nervousness
  7. pounding in the ears
  8. slow or fast heartbeat
  9. swelling of the feet or lower legs

Less common

  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. chest tightness or heaviness
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. cough producing mucus
  6. difficult or painful urination
  7. difficulty breathing
  8. dizziness, severe
  9. fever
  10. headache, continuing
  11. hoarseness
  12. increased blood pressure
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. nausea
  15. pain, tenderness, bluish color, or swelling of the foot or leg
  16. sore throat
  17. sweating
  18. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  19. vaginal bleeding (unexpected and heavy)

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. confusion
  3. constipation
  4. dark urine
  5. depression
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty swallowing
  8. dry mouth
  9. general tiredness and weakness
  10. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  11. incoherent speech
  12. increased urination
  13. joint or muscle pain
  14. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
  15. light-colored stools
  16. loss of appetite
  17. metallic taste
  18. muscle weakness
  19. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  20. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  21. red, irritated eyes
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  23. stomach pain
  24. thirst
  25. upper right abdominal pain
  26. vomiting
  27. weight loss
  28. 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:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. belching
  3. body aches or pain
  4. congestion
  5. decrease in height
  6. feeling of warmth
  7. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  8. heartburn
  9. increased appetite
  10. indigestion
  11. lack or loss of strength
  12. mood or mental changes
  13. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  14. pain, general
  15. pelvic pain
  16. runny nose
  17. stomach discomfort or upset
  18. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  19. trouble in swallowing
  20. voice changes

Less common

  1. Anxiety
  2. breast pain
  3. dryness of the vagina
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. joint stiffness
  6. loss of hair
  7. numbness or tingling of the hands or feet
  8. shivering
  9. sleepiness
  10. trouble sleeping
  11. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty in moving
  2. muscle cramps or stiffness
  3. swollen joints

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.

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