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. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. confusion
  10. cough
  11. cough producing mucus
  12. decreased urination
  13. difficult or labored breathing
  14. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  15. dry mouth
  16. ear congestion
  17. fainting
  18. fever
  19. headache
  20. increase in heart rate
  21. loss of voice
  22. lower back or side pain
  23. nerve pain
  24. painful blisters on the trunk of the body
  25. painful or difficult urination
  26. pale skin
  27. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  28. rapid breathing
  29. runny nose
  30. sneezing
  31. sore throat
  32. stuffy nose
  33. sunken eyes
  34. sweating
  35. swollen glands
  36. thirst
  37. tightness in the chest
  38. troubled breathing with exertion
  39. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  40. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness
  43. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  44. wrinkled skin

Less common

  1. Dilated neck veins
  2. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  3. increased sensitivity to pain
  4. increased sensitivity to touch
  5. irregular breathing
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  8. thickening of bronchial secretions
  9. tingling in the hands and feet
  10. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloating
  5. bruising
  6. change in consciousness
  7. coughing or vomiting blood
  8. dark urine
  9. deafness
  10. deep or fast breathing with dizziness, numbness to feet, hands, and around the mouth
  11. diarrhea
  12. drowsiness
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. general tiredness and weakness
  15. irritability
  16. itching
  17. light-colored stools
  18. loss of consciousness
  19. pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  20. persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
  21. pounding, slow heartbeat
  22. rectal bleeding
  23. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  24. red, irritated eyes
  25. restlessness
  26. seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  27. seizures
  28. shaking
  29. stiff neck
  30. stomach pain and tenderness
  31. trouble sleeping
  32. upper right stomach pain
  33. yellow eyes or 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. Belching
  2. bone pain
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. feeling unusually cold or shivering
  6. hair loss or thinning of hair
  7. heartburn
  8. indigestion
  9. joint pain or swelling
  10. loss of appetite
  11. loss of taste
  12. mental depression
  13. muscle cramps
  14. muscle pain or stiffness
  15. nausea
  16. pain in the arms or legs
  17. rash
  18. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  19. vomiting
  20. weight loss

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.