What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
Common and Rare 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:
bloody or cloudy urine
body aches or pain
difficult, burning, or painful urination
frequent urge to urinate
loss of voice
lower back or side pain
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
stuffy or runny nose
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
difficult or labored breathing
increase in heart rate
persistent non-healing sore
rapid weight gain
reddish patch or irritated area
tightness in the chest
tingling of the hands or feet
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual weight gain or loss
upper right abdominal or stomach pain
yellow eyes and 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:
Incidence not known
burning feeling in the chest or stomach
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
difficulty with moving
flushing or redness of the skin
itching skin, rash
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
tenderness in the stomach area
unusually warm skin
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.