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:

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloody or black, tarry stools
  4. bloody or cloudy urine
  5. constipation
  6. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  7. frequent urge to urinate
  8. lower back or side pain
  9. rash
  10. severe stomach pain
  11. swelling
  12. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


  1. Back or leg pains
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. bloody diarrhea
  5. bloody nose
  6. blurred vision
  7. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  8. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  9. chest pain
  10. chills
  11. clay-colored stools
  12. cough
  13. cracks in the skin
  14. dark urine
  15. decreased urine output
  16. difficulty breathing
  17. difficulty swallowing
  18. dilated neck veins
  19. dizziness
  20. extreme fatigue
  21. fast heartbeat
  22. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  23. feeling of warmth or heat
  24. fever with or without chills
  25. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  26. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  27. greatly decreased frequency of urination
  28. headache
  29. high fever
  30. hives or itching
  31. hoarseness
  32. increased blood pressure
  33. increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  34. increased thirst
  35. indigestion
  36. irregular breathing
  37. irregular heartbeat
  38. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  39. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  40. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  41. light-colored stools
  42. loss of appetite
  43. loss of heat from the body
  44. muscle pain
  45. nausea
  46. nervousness
  47. noisy breathing
  48. nosebleeds
  49. pale skin
  50. pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  51. pounding in the ears
  52. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  53. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  54. red, irritated eyes
  55. red, swollen skin
  56. redness or other discoloration of the skin
  57. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  58. scaly skin
  59. severe or continuing stomach pain
  60. severe sunburn
  61. shakiness and unsteady walk
  62. skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
  63. slow or fast heartbeat
  64. sore throat
  65. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  66. stomach bloating or cramping
  67. stomach upset
  68. sweating
  69. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  70. swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  71. swollen or painful glands
  72. tenderness in the stomach area
  73. tightness in the chest
  74. troubled breathing
  75. unpleasant breath odor
  76. unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  77. unusual bleeding or bruising
  78. unusual tiredness or weakness
  79. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  80. vomiting
  81. weight gain
  82. weight loss
  83. yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptom of overdose

  1. Change in consciousness
  2. fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  3. heartburn
  4. loss of consciousness
  5. pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  6. pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  7. unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness

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:

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. changes in vision
  4. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ear
  5. diarrhea
  6. discouragement
  7. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  8. fear
  9. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. full feeling
  12. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  13. hearing loss
  14. irritability
  15. lack of appetite
  16. lack or loss of strength
  17. lightheadedness
  18. loss of interest or pleasure
  19. loss of memory
  20. passing gas
  21. problems with memory
  22. runny nose
  23. sensation of spinning
  24. sleepiness
  25. sneezing
  26. stomach discomfort
  27. stuffy nose
  28. tremor
  29. trouble concentrating
  30. trouble sleeping


  1. Burning, dry, or itching eyes
  2. confusion
  3. discharge or excessive tearing
  4. redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  5. transient, mild, pleasant aromatic odor
  6. twitching

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.