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. Anxiety
  2. blurred vision
  3. chills
  4. cold sweats
  5. confusion
  6. cool, pale skin
  7. depression
  8. dizziness
  9. fainting
  10. fast or irregular heartbeat
  11. headache
  12. increased hunger
  13. nausea
  14. nightmares
  15. seizures
  16. shakiness
  17. slurred speech
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  4. dry mouth
  5. flushed, dry skin
  6. frequent urge to urinate
  7. fruit-like breath odor
  8. increased thirst
  9. increased urination
  10. loss of consciousness
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. stomachache
  13. sweating
  14. swelling
  15. troubled breathing
  16. unexplained weight loss
  17. vomiting


  1. Bloating
  2. constipation
  3. dark-colored urine
  4. fever
  5. indigestion
  6. loss of appetite
  7. muscle cramps or spasms
  8. muscle pain, tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  9. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  10. yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. chest pain
  7. decreased urine output
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. difficulty with swallowing
  11. feeling of warmth
  12. hives
  13. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  14. irritability
  15. joint or muscle pain
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  17. lethargy
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. rapid weight gain
  20. red, irritated eyes
  21. red, sore, or itching skin
  22. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  23. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  24. seizures
  25. severe sunburn
  26. skin rash
  27. sore throat
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  29. sores, welts, or blisters on the skin
  30. swollen glands
  31. swollen joints
  32. tightness in the chest
  33. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  34. unusual bleeding or bruising
  35. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

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. Body aches or pain
  2. cough that produces mucus
  3. ear congestion
  4. loss of voice
  5. runny or stuffy nose
  6. sneezing

Less common

  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. dizziness or lightheadedness
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  5. sensation of spinning
  6. skin rash that is encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  7. tenderness in the stomach area
  8. trouble with sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. being forgetful
  3. belching
  4. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. hair loss
  8. heartburn
  9. inability to have or keep an erection
  10. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  11. passing gas
  12. problems with memory
  13. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  14. thinning of the 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.