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. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. coughing up blood
  6. cough or hoarseness
  7. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  8. dizziness
  9. fainting
  10. fast or irregular heartbeat
  11. fever or chills
  12. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  13. lower back or side pain
  14. nosebleeds
  15. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. paralysis
  18. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  19. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  20. red or dark brown urine
  21. red or black, tarry stools
  22. sores in the mouth and on the lips
  23. sweating
  24. trouble breathing
  25. unusual bleeding or bruising
  26. vomiting

Less common

  1. Joint pain
  2. redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site
  3. swelling of the feet and lower legs


  1. Skin rash or hives
  2. stomach pain (severe)

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. Cracked lips
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty in swallowing
  4. hair loss, thinning of hair
  5. headache
  6. nausea and vomiting
  7. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  8. stomach cramps

Less common

  1. Darkening or redness of the skin
  2. numbness or tingling of the fingers, toes, or face

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.