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:

Less common

  1. Crying for 3 or more hours
  2. fainting


  1. Confusion
  2. convulsions (seizures)
  3. difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  4. fever of 102.2 degrees F or more
  5. headache (severe or continuing)
  6. hives
  7. itching, especially of the feet or hands
  8. low blood pressure
  9. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  10. sleepiness (unusual and continuing)
  11. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  12. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
  13. vomiting (severe or continuing)

Incidence not known

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. bloody or black, tarry stools
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain or discomfort
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. dizziness
  8. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  9. dry mouth
  10. fast heartbeat
  11. flushed, dry skin
  12. fruit-like breath odor
  13. inability to move the arms and legs
  14. increased hunger
  15. increased thirst
  16. increased urination
  17. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches on the skin
  18. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  19. loss of consciousness
  20. muscle pain or spasm
  21. nausea
  22. painful knees and ankles
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. redness and swelling on the skin, buttocks, legs, or ankles
  25. shortness of breath
  26. skin rash
  27. stiff neck
  28. stomach pain
  29. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  30. sweating
  31. tightness in the chest
  32. trouble breathing
  33. unexplained weight loss
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. wheezing

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. Body aches
  2. diarrhea
  3. fever of 99.5 degrees F or more
  4. headache
  5. redness, swelling, tenderness, pain, or a lump at the place of injection
  6. tiredness

Incidence not known

  1. Back pain
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. injection site bruising
  4. muscle or joint pain
  5. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  6. weakness of the muscles in the face
  7. welts on the skin

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.