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. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. ear congestion
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. hives, itching, skin rash
  9. hoarseness
  10. irritation
  11. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  12. loss of voice
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. painful or difficult urination
  15. redness of the skin
  16. runny or stuffy nose
  17. sneezing
  18. sore throat
  19. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. troubled breathing or swallowing
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. cough producing mucus
  3. discouragement
  4. dizziness
  5. feeling sad or empty
  6. lack of appetite
  7. loss of interest or pleasure
  8. nervousness
  9. pounding in the ears
  10. slow heartbeat
  11. trouble concentrating
  12. trouble sleeping


  1. Burning or stinging of the skin
  2. confusion
  3. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  4. seizures
  5. stiff neck
  6. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  2. chest pain
  3. diarrhea
  4. muscle pain
  5. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  6. red, irritated eyes
  7. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  8. swollen glands
  9. unusual bleeding or bruising

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. Back pain
  2. difficulty in moving
  3. muscle stiffness
  4. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Thinning or loss of hair

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.