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. Chest pain
  2. head congestion
  3. hoarseness or other voice changes
  4. nausea and vomiting
  5. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  6. rash
  7. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  8. sore throat
  9. tightness of the chest

Less common

  1. Flushing or redness of the skin
  2. itching
  3. unusually warm skin

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion
  2. difficulty with speaking
  3. difficulty with swallowing
  4. dizziness
  5. double vision
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. general tiredness and weakness
  8. hives
  9. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  10. numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
  11. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  12. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  13. slow speech
  14. trouble speaking, thinking, or walking

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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. diarrhea
  3. headache
  4. pain

Less common

  1. Change in taste
  2. loss of taste
  3. pain at the catheter site

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.