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:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. cloudy urine
  7. body aches or pain
  8. burning or stinging of the skin
  9. chest pain or tightness
  10. chills
  11. congestion
  12. cough
  13. difficult breathing
  14. difficulty swallowing
  15. dizziness
  16. ear congestion
  17. fast heartbeat
  18. fever
  19. frequent urge to urinate
  20. headache
  21. hives, itching, or skin rash
  22. hoarseness
  23. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  24. loss of voice
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. muscle aches
  27. nausea
  28. nosebleeds
  29. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  30. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  31. painful or difficult urination
  32. pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth on the skin
  33. pale skin
  34. paralysis
  35. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  36. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  37. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  38. rapid heartbeat
  39. runny or stuffy nose
  40. sneezing
  41. sore throat
  42. sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  43. swollen glands
  44. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  45. trouble breathing
  46. unusual bleeding or bruising
  47. unusual tiredness or weakness
  48. voice changes
  49. vomiting

Less common

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. decreased urine
  3. drowsiness
  4. dry mouth
  5. increased thirst
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. loss of appetite
  8. mood changes
  9. muscle pain or cramps
  10. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  11. loss of consciousness
  12. seizures

Incidence not known

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. coughing or spitting up blood
  3. dilated neck veins
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
  5. red or bloodshot eye
  6. seeing gloating spots before the eyes
  7. stroke
  8. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  9. thickened bronchial secretions
  10. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  11. weight gain

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Diarrhea
  2. nausea
  3. vomiting

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. Acid or sour stomach
  2. appetite decreased
  3. belching
  4. bleeding after defecation
  5. bloody nose
  6. blurred vision
  7. bone pain
  8. bruise
  9. bumps on the skin
  10. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  11. burning while urinating
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  14. difficulty with moving
  15. discouragement
  16. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  17. dry skin
  18. fainting
  19. fear
  20. feeling of discomfort or illness
  21. feeling of sluggishness
  22. feeling sad or empty
  23. feeling unusually cold
  24. flushing
  25. full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
  26. heartburn
  27. heart murmur
  28. indigestion
  29. inflamed tissue from infection at the injection site
  30. injection site bruising
  31. irritability
  32. itching at injection site
  33. joint pain
  34. lack of appetite
  35. large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
  36. loss of interest or pleasure
  37. mouth hemorrhage
  38. muscle stiffness
  39. nervousness
  40. night sweats
  41. pain in the joints
  42. postnasal drip
  43. post procedural hemorrhage
  44. redness of the skin
  45. shivering
  46. small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lung when listening with a stethoscope
  47. small lumps under the skin
  48. small red or purple spots in the mouth or on the skin
  49. soreness or discomfort to touch or pressure on the stomach
  50. stomach discomfort upset or pain
  51. sweating
  52. swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  53. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  54. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  55. swelling with pits or depressions visible on the skin
  56. swollen joints
  57. tongue ulceration
  58. trouble concentrating
  59. trouble sleeping
  60. uncomfortable swelling around the anus
  61. unusual drowsiness
  62. unusually warm skin
  63. upper abdominal or stomach pain
  64. weight loss

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.