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:


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. chills
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. cough or hoarseness
  8. dark-colored urine
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. feeling of discomfort
  12. fever
  13. fever with or without chills
  14. flushing or redness of the skin
  15. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  16. headache
  17. inflammation of the joints
  18. itching
  19. joint or muscle pain
  20. light-colored stools
  21. lower back or side pain
  22. muscle aches
  23. muscle pain or stiffness
  24. painful or difficult urination
  25. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  26. rash
  27. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  28. red, irritated eyes
  29. sore throat
  30. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  31. stomach pain, continuing
  32. swollen lymph glands
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusually warm skin
  35. vomiting
  36. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bloating
  4. chest pain
  5. coughing up blood
  6. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  7. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  8. dizziness
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. general body swelling
  11. high fever
  12. hives
  13. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  14. increased thirst
  15. itching
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  17. loss of appetite
  18. nausea
  19. nosebleeds
  20. pain
  21. pale skin
  22. paralysis
  23. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  24. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  25. seizures
  26. shortness of breath
  27. sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  28. swollen or painful glands
  29. tightness in the chest
  30. unpleasant breath odor
  31. unusual tiredness or weakness
  32. unusual weight loss
  33. vomiting of blood
  34. wheezing

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. belching
  3. heartburn
  4. indigestion
  5. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts
  2. itching of the vagina or genital area
  3. itching or pain of the genital area
  4. pain during sexual intercourse
  5. redness of the skin
  6. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

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.