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. bladder pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. bloody or cloudy urine
  7. blurred vision
  8. bone pain
  9. chills
  10. cough
  11. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  12. dizziness
  13. fever
  14. frequent urge to urinate
  15. headache
  16. loss of taste or smell
  17. lower back or side pain
  18. nervousness
  19. pale skin
  20. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  21. pounding in the ears
  22. rapid weight gain
  23. slow or fast heartbeat
  24. sore throat
  25. tingling of the hands or feet
  26. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. unusual tiredness or weakness
  29. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Chest pain or tightness
  2. hives, itching, or skin rash
  3. hoarseness
  4. inability to speak
  5. irritation
  6. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  7. lightheadedness or fainting
  8. loss of bowel or bladder control
  9. numbness, weakness, or loss of voluntary movement in the feet, legs, hands, or arms
  10. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  11. redness of the skin
  12. seizures
  13. severe back pain
  14. severe or sudden headache
  15. slurred speech
  16. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  17. temporary blindness
  18. trouble breathing or swallowing
  19. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and 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. Body aches or pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. difficulty in moving
  4. ear congestion
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. loss of appetite
  7. loss of voice
  8. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  9. muscle pain or stiffness
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. runny or stuffy nose
  12. shivering
  13. sneezing
  14. sore throat
  15. stomach pain
  16. sweating
  17. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. sensation of spinning

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.