Side Effects

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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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. hoarseness
  3. muscle or bone pain
  4. muscle weakness
  5. sore throat
  6. voice changes

Less common

  1. Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. cough producing mucus
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. ear congestion
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  13. joint pain
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of voice
  16. muscle aches and pains
  17. nasal congestion
  18. nausea
  19. shivering
  20. shortness of breath
  21. sneezing
  22. stiff muscles
  23. stuffy or runny nose
  24. sweating
  25. tightness in the chest
  26. trouble with sleeping
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. vomiting
  29. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. flushing or redness of the skin
  3. partial or slight paralysis of the face
  4. unusually warm 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. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. blurred vision
  3. decreased vision
  4. double vision
  5. dry eyes
  6. dry mouth
  7. eye pain
  8. itching of the eyes
  9. problems with focusing the eyes
  10. seeing double

Less common

  1. Dizziness
  2. drooping upper eyelids
  3. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  4. swelling of the eyelids

Incidence not known

  1. Change in color vision
  2. difficulty seeing at night
  3. dizziness or lightheadedness
  4. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  5. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  6. sensation of spinning

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.