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. Back pain
  2. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. body aches or pain
  5. chest pain
  6. confusion
  7. cough
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. difficulty with swallowing
  11. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  12. ear congestion
  13. fast or irregular heartbeat
  14. feeling unusually cold
  15. fever or chills
  16. headache
  17. loss of appetite
  18. loss of strength or energy
  19. loss of voice
  20. muscle aching or cramping
  21. muscle pains or stiffness
  22. nasal congestion
  23. nausea
  24. pain in the joints and muscles
  25. rapid weight gain
  26. rash
  27. runny nose
  28. shivering
  29. shortness of breath
  30. sneezing
  31. sore throat
  32. sweating
  33. swollen joints
  34. tightness in the chest
  35. tingling of the hands or feet
  36. unusual tiredness or weakness
  37. unusual weight gain or loss
  38. vomiting
  39. warmth and flushing of the skin
  40. wheezing

Less common

  1. Abdominal pain, severe
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blood in the urine or stools
  4. cloudy urine
  5. cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills
  6. headache, severe
  7. loss of coordination
  8. lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills
  9. pain in the groin or leg
  10. painful or difficult urination accompanied by fever or chills
  11. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  12. slurring of speech
  13. sudden vision changes
  14. swelling or pain at the injection site
  15. unusual bleeding or bruising
  16. weakness of the arm and leg


  1. Dry, puffy skin
  2. increased heart rate
  3. weight gain

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. Change in taste
  2. diarrhea
  3. itching
  4. loss of taste

Less common

  1. Constipation
  2. indigestion
  3. numbness or tingling of the fingers, toes, or face
  4. runny nose
  5. trouble with sleeping

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.