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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. diarrhea
  4. fever
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. headache
  7. joint pain
  8. loss of appetite
  9. muscle aches and pains
  10. nausea
  11. runny nose
  12. shivering
  13. sore throat
  14. stomach pain
  15. sweating
  16. trouble with sleeping
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. vomiting

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. chest pain
  3. difficulty with moving
  4. muscle cramping
  5. muscle stiffness
  6. muscle tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  7. pain
  8. pain in the extremity
  9. swollen joints


  1. Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  2. indigestion
  3. loose stools
  4. stomach upset
  5. tenderness in the stomach area

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. dark-colored urine
  3. decreased appetite
  4. fast, shallow breathing
  5. muscle pain or spasms
  6. shortness of breath
  7. sleepiness

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. difficulty with breathing
  3. ear congestion
  4. loss of voice
  5. nasal congestion
  6. sneezing
  7. stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Acid or sour stomach
  2. belching
  3. dizziness
  4. heartburn
  5. rash
  6. sleeplessness
  7. stomach discomfort
  8. unable to sleep

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.