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Common known side effects
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- Bleeding gums- bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, fingers, lower legs, or feet- blurred vision- chest pain- chills- confusion- coughing up blood- cracked lips- decreased urination- decreased urine output- diarrhea- difficulty in breathing or swallowing- dilated neck veins- dizziness- dry mouth- extreme fatigue- fainting- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat- fever- headache- increased in heart rate- increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding- irregular breathing- labored breathing- lightheadedness- nervousness- nosebleeds- paralysis- pounding in the ears- prolonged bleeding from cuts- rapid breathing- rapid weight gain- red or black, tarry stools- red or dark brown urine- shortness of breath- sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth- sunken eyes- swelling or inflammation of the mouth- thirst- tightness in chest- tingling of hands or feet- troubled breathing- unusual tiredness or weakness- unusual weight gain or loss- wheezing- wrinkled skin- yellow eyes or skin
Less common- Constipation- depressed mood- dry skin and hair- feeling cold- hair loss- indigestion- hoarseness or husky voice- loss of appetite- muscle cramps and stiffness- nausea- pain in chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves- pain in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back- severe, sudden headache- slurred speech- sudden loss of coordination- sudden, severe weakness or numbness in arm or leg- sudden, unexplained shortness of breath- vision changes- vomiting
Rare- Back pain- chest discomfort- convulsions- darkening of skin- drowsiness- general feeling of tiredness or weakness- irregular or slow heart rate- light-colored stools- mental depression- skin rash- stomach pain, continuing
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- Abdominal pain- acid or sour stomach- belching- blistering, peeling, redness, and/or swelling of palms, hands, or bottoms of feet- change in color of treated skin- change in taste- cough- difficulty in moving- discouragement- excess air or gas in stomach or intestines- feeling sad or empty- full feeling- hair color changes- hair loss, thinning of hair- heartburn- irritability- joint pain- lack of appetite- lack or loss of strength- loss of interest or pleasure- muscle aches or pains- numbness, pain, tingling, or unusual sensations in palms of hands or bottoms of feet- pain or burning in throat- passing gas- sleeplessness- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain- swollen joints- trouble concentrating- trouble sleeping- 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.