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. Chest discomfort
  2. decreased urine
  3. dry mouth
  4. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  5. loss of appetite
  6. mood changes
  7. muscle pain or cramps
  8. nausea or vomiting
  9. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  10. seizures
  11. trouble breathing
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness


  1. Blood in the urine
  2. pain in the groin or genitals
  3. sharp back pain just below the ribs

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. blisters on the mouth, trunk, scalp, or other areas
  3. blurred or decreased vision
  4. chest pain
  5. chills or shivering
  6. clumsiness
  7. continuing nausea or vomiting
  8. cough or sore throat
  9. dark urine
  10. diarrhea or light-colored stools
  11. dizziness
  12. headache
  13. increase in the frequency of seizures
  14. irregular heartbeat
  15. itching
  16. joint or muscle pain
  17. loss of appetite
  18. low body temperature
  19. muscle aches or weakness
  20. pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, irritated eyes
  23. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  24. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  25. sweating
  26. swelling of the face
  27. tiredness and weakness
  28. trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  29. upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  30. weak or feeble pulse
  31. weight gain
  32. 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. Back pain
  2. change in taste
  3. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  4. ear congestion
  5. fear or nervousness
  6. loss of taste
  7. loss of voice
  8. memory problems
  9. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  10. sneezing
  11. stuffy or runny nose
  12. trouble sleeping

Less common

  1. Belching
  2. cramps
  3. decreased appetite
  4. dry eyes
  5. eye pain
  6. hair loss
  7. heartburn or indigestion
  8. heavy bleeding
  9. irritability
  10. pain in the arms or legs
  11. rash
  12. stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Incidence not known

  1. Bloating
  2. false or unusual sense of well-being
  3. feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  4. feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  5. feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  6. hives or welts
  7. change in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  8. severe mood or mental changes
  9. unusual behavior

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.