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. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. fever
  6. itching
  7. joint or muscle pain
  8. red, irritated eyes
  9. sore throat
  10. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Confusion
  2. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  3. skin rash, hives, or itching
  4. soreness or irritation of the mouth or tongue


  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain
  3. cloudy urine
  4. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  5. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. shortness of breath
  8. swollen glands
  9. unusual bleeding or bruising
  10. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. clay-colored stools
  4. dark urine
  5. dizziness
  6. headache
  7. loss of appetite
  8. nausea
  9. unpleasant breath odor
  10. 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. Hives or welts
  2. redness of the skin

Less common

  1. Trouble with sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Heartburn
  2. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  3. sleeplessness
  4. unable to sleep
  5. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  6. white patches with diaper rash

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.