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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bloating
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. diarrhea
  7. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. dizziness
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. fever
  13. hives, itching, or skin rash
  14. increased thirst
  15. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  16. nausea or vomiting
  17. noisy breathing
  18. pain
  19. painful or difficult urination
  20. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  21. sore throat
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  23. swollen glands
  24. tenderness
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. unusual bleeding or bruising
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. unusual weight loss


  1. Agitation
  2. back, leg, or stomach pains
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody or cloudy urine
  7. blurred vision
  8. coma
  9. confusion
  10. cough or hoarseness
  11. cracks in the skin at the corners of the mouth
  12. dark urine
  13. drowsiness
  14. fainting
  15. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  16. fever with or without chills
  17. general body swelling
  18. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  19. greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  20. hallucinations
  21. headache
  22. irritability
  23. itching of the vagina or genital area
  24. joint or muscle pain
  25. loss of appetite
  26. lower back or side pain
  27. nosebleeds
  28. pain during sexual intercourse
  29. pale skin
  30. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  31. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  32. red, irritated eyes
  33. seizures
  34. soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
  35. stiff neck
  36. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  37. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  38. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Clay-colored stools
  2. unpleasant breath odor
  3. vomiting of blood

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. Red streaks on the skin
  2. swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site

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.