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. Accumulation of pus
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bladder pain
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. bluish lips or skin
  6. chest pain or discomfort
  7. chills
  8. cough
  9. diarrhea
  10. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  11. excessive muscle tone
  12. fever
  13. frequent urge to urinate
  14. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  15. headache
  16. hoarseness
  17. joint pain
  18. lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  19. loss of appetite
  20. lower back or side pain
  21. muscle aches, pains, stiffness, tension, or tightness
  22. nausea
  23. pale skin
  24. runny nose
  25. shivering
  26. slow or irregular heartbeat
  27. sore throat
  28. sweating
  29. swollen, red, tender area of infection
  30. trouble sleeping
  31. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  32. unusual bleeding or bruising
  33. unusual tiredness or weakness
  34. vomiting


  1. Back pain
  2. fast heartbeat
  3. hives

Incidence not known

  1. Bleeding gums
  2. blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  3. changes in skin color
  4. changes in urination
  5. chest tightness
  6. confusion
  7. coughing up blood
  8. difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  9. drowsiness
  10. fruit-like breath odor
  11. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  12. increased thirst
  13. muscle cramps or tremors
  14. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  15. nosebleed
  16. paralysis
  17. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  18. rash
  19. red or dark brown urine
  20. red or black, tarry stools
  21. restlessness
  22. stomach pain or cramps
  23. swelling and redness in the lower leg
  24. trouble breathing

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. Agitation
  2. redness of the skin
  3. redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site

Less common

  1. Itchy skin

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.