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. Anxiety
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating
  5. blood in the stools
  6. blood in the urine
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. confusion
  11. constipation
  12. cough or hoarseness
  13. coughing or vomiting blood
  14. darkened urine
  15. decreased urination
  16. dizziness or lightheadedness
  17. dry mouth
  18. fainting
  19. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  20. fever
  21. flushed, dry skin
  22. fruit-like breath odor
  23. headache
  24. increased hunger
  25. increased thirst
  26. increased urination
  27. indigestion
  28. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  29. loss of appetite
  30. lower back or side pain
  31. muscle or bone pain
  32. nausea
  33. nosebleeds
  34. numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  35. painful or difficult urination
  36. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  37. pale skin
  38. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  39. sore throat
  40. sunken eyes
  41. sweating
  42. trouble breathing
  43. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  44. unexplained weight loss
  45. unusual bleeding or bruising
  46. unusual tiredness or weakness
  47. vomiting
  48. wrinkled skin
  49. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  3. drowsiness
  4. dry, red, hot, or irritated skin

Incidence not known

  1. Chest tightness
  2. difficulty swallowing
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. flushing, redness of the skin
  5. hives, itching, or skin rash
  6. large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  7. noisy breathing
  8. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  9. unusually warm skin
  10. weight gain

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. Burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  2. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  3. trouble sleeping
  4. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  5. weakness in arms, hands, legs, or feet

Less common

  1. Full or bloated feeling
  2. irritability
  3. muscle spasms or weakness
  4. pressure or swelling in the stomach area

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.