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:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. nasal congestion
  10. runny nose
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. change in hearing
  4. chest pain
  5. cold
  6. congestion
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  9. dryness of the throat
  10. earache or pain in the ear
  11. ear drainage
  12. frequent urge to urinate
  13. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  14. hoarseness
  15. joint pain
  16. loss of appetite
  17. lower back or side pain
  18. nausea
  19. shivering
  20. stomach pain
  21. swelling
  22. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  23. trouble sleeping
  24. trouble with swallowing
  25. voice changes
  26. vomiting


  1. Blurred vision
  2. confusion
  3. decreased urination
  4. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  5. dry mouth
  6. irregular heartbeat
  7. muscle cramps or pain
  8. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  9. rapid breathing
  10. seizures
  11. sunken eyes
  12. sweating
  13. thirst
  14. trembling
  15. weakness and heaviness of the legs

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. Back pain
  2. lack or loss of strength
  3. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  4. tightness of the chest

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. bloated feeling
  3. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty moving
  6. discouragement
  7. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  8. feeling of fullness
  9. feeling sad or empty
  10. hearing loss
  11. injury
  12. irritability
  13. leg pain
  14. loss of interest or pleasure
  15. muscle ache, stiffness, tension, or tightness
  16. neck pain
  17. nervousness
  18. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  19. passing of gas
  20. rash
  21. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  22. stomach discomfort or upset
  23. swollen joints
  24. trouble concentrating

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.