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. Chills
  2. fever

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. confusion
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. loss of balance control
  7. lower back or side pain
  8. mask-like face
  9. painful or difficult urination
  10. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  11. shuffling walk
  12. sore throat
  13. stiffness of the arms or legs
  14. trembling and shaking of the hands and fingers
  15. trouble breathing
  16. trouble speaking or swallowing
  17. trouble thinking or concentrating
  18. trouble walking
  19. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  20. unusual bleeding or bruising
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. change in walking and balance
  3. clay colored stools
  4. clumsiness or unsteadiness
  5. dark urine
  6. decreased appetite
  7. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. headache
  10. increased thirst
  11. itching or skin rash
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. loss of appetite
  14. lower back or side pain
  15. muscle aches and pains
  16. nausea and vomiting
  17. numbness or tingling of the face, hands, or feet
  18. painful or difficult urination
  19. pale skin
  20. redness and soreness of the eyes
  21. runny nose
  22. shivering skin
  23. sweating
  24. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  25. trouble sleeping
  26. weight gain
  27. 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:

More common

  1. Diarrhea
  2. redness or tenderness at the injection site

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. dizziness
  3. 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.