Side Effects

Drug information provided by: 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:

With intravenous injection

  1. Fever and chills
  2. headache
  3. increased or decreased urination
  4. irregular heartbeat
  5. muscle cramps or pain
  6. nausea
  7. pain at the place of injection
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness
  9. vomiting

With intravenous injection

  1. Blurred or double vision
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
  4. shortness of breath, troubled breathing, wheezing, or tightness in chest
  5. skin rash or itching
  6. sore throat and fever
  7. unusual bleeding or bruising

With spinal injection

  1. Blurred vision or any change in vision
  2. difficult urination
  3. numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness

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:

With intravenous injection

  1. Diarrhea
  2. headache
  3. indigestion
  4. loss of appetite
  5. nausea or vomiting
  6. stomach pain

With spinal injection

  1. Back, leg, or neck pain
  2. dizziness or lightheadedness
  3. headache
  4. nausea or vomiting

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.