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:


  1. Cracks in the skin
  2. loss of heat from the body
  3. red, swollen skin
  4. scaly skin

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest pain or tightness
  9. chills
  10. clay-colored stools
  11. cloudy urine
  12. coma
  13. confusion
  14. cough or hoarseness
  15. dark urine
  16. decrease in the amount of urine
  17. depression
  18. diarrhea
  19. diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
  20. difficulty with swallowing
  21. dizziness
  22. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  23. dry mouth
  24. fast heartbeat
  25. fever with or without chills
  26. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  27. headache
  28. heart stops
  29. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  30. hostility
  31. increased thirst
  32. irritability
  33. itching of the vagina or genital area
  34. joint or muscle pain
  35. lethargy
  36. loss of appetite
  37. lower back or side pain
  38. muscle twitching
  39. nausea or vomiting
  40. no breathing
  41. no pulse or blood pressure
  42. pain during sexual intercourse
  43. pain in the lower back or side
  44. pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
  45. painful or difficult urination
  46. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  47. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  48. rapid weight gain
  49. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  50. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  51. red, irritated eyes
  52. redness of the skin
  53. seizures
  54. sore throat
  55. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  56. stomach cramps, pain, or tenderness
  57. swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  58. swollen glands
  59. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  60. thirst
  61. unconscious
  62. unpleasant breath odor
  63. unusual bleeding or bruising
  64. unusual tiredness or weakness
  65. unusual weight loss
  66. vomiting of blood
  67. yellow eyes or skin

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Bitter taste
  2. changes in skin color
  3. pain, lump, or irritation 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.