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. Diarrhea
  2. loose stools

Less common

  1. Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  2. cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  3. fever
  4. swelling


  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  4. body aches or pain
  5. burning while urinating
  6. chest pain or tightness
  7. chills
  8. congestion
  9. cough increased
  10. cough producing mucus
  11. dark urine
  12. difficult or labored breathing
  13. difficult or painful urination
  14. dizziness
  15. drowsiness
  16. dryness or soreness of the throat
  17. earache
  18. fainting
  19. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  20. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  21. headache
  22. indigestion
  23. irregular or slow heart rate
  24. itching or rash
  25. joint or muscle pain
  26. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  27. light-colored stools
  28. loss of appetite
  29. muscle aches and pains
  30. nausea or vomiting
  31. noisy breathing
  32. passing of gas
  33. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  34. red, irritated eyes
  35. redness or swelling in the ear
  36. runny nose
  37. shivering
  38. sneezing
  39. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  40. stomach pain, continuing
  41. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
  42. stuffy nose
  43. sweating
  44. swelling of the face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs
  45. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  46. trouble with sleeping
  47. trouble with swallowing
  48. unpleasant breath odor
  49. unusual bleeding or bruising
  50. unusual tiredness or weakness
  51. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  52. voice changes
  53. vomiting of blood
  54. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. bloating
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. change in hearing
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. coma
  8. confusion
  9. constipation
  10. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  11. decreased urine output
  12. depression
  13. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  15. fainting
  16. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  17. hives
  18. hostility
  19. increased thirst
  20. irritability
  21. lethargy
  22. loss of hearing
  23. lower back or side pain
  24. muscle twitching
  25. no blood pressure or pulse
  26. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  27. pale skin
  28. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  29. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  30. rapid weight gain
  31. seizures
  32. stomach cramps or tenderness
  33. stopping of heart
  34. stupor
  35. unconsciousness
  36. unusual weight loss

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:


  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. aggressive or angry
  3. bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  4. belching
  5. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. change in taste
  8. changes in the color of the tongue
  9. crying
  10. depersonalization
  11. dry mouth
  12. dysphoria
  13. euphoria
  14. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  15. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  16. full feeling
  17. heartburn
  18. hyperventilation
  19. increase in body movements
  20. itching of the vagina or genital area
  21. lack or loss of strength
  22. mental depression
  23. nervousness
  24. pain during sexual intercourse
  25. paranoia
  26. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  27. rapidly changing moods
  28. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  29. redness of the skin
  30. restlessness
  31. sensation of spinning
  32. shaking
  33. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  34. stomach upset
  35. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  36. white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

Incidence not known

  1. Difficulty with moving
  2. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  3. muscle pain or stiffness
  4. pain in the joints
  5. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  6. severe sunburn
  7. trouble sitting still

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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