Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Common side effects:
- dry skin,
- patchy hair loss/thinning,
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- hoarseness, or
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
- bone/muscle pain,
- easy bruising or bleeding,
- tongue/mouth sores or pain,
- numbness/tingling of the hands/feet,
- shortness of breath,
- swollen hands/ankles/feet,
- signs of liver problems (such as stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine)
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
- chest/jaw/left arm pain,
- severe abdominal/stomach pain,
- bloody vomit,
- coughing up blood,
- bloody stools,
- difficulty speaking,
- loss of balance,
- sudden vision changes,
- severe dizziness,
Blood pressure: This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Skin: If the patient starts manifesting with rashes, blisters, redness, swelling, pain, especially on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet while taking this drug. Your doctor may prescribe medication for your skin or change your treatment plan.
Thyroid: Tell your doctor right away if you have signs of an underactive thyroid (such as weight gain, cold intolerance, slow heartbeat, constipation, or unusual tiredness) or signs of an overactive thyroid (such as mental/mood changes, heat intolerance, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, unusual weight loss).
Immunity: This medication can lower the body’s ability to fight an infection. Notify your doctor promptly if you develop any signs of an infection such as fever, chills or persistent sore throat.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.