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

Less common

  1. Collapse or shock-like state
  2. crying for 3 hours or more
  3. fever over 102.2 °F
  4. redness or swelling of 4 inches or more at the injection site
  5. seizures (convulsions)
  6. severe pain at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. 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
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. bloody nose
  8. bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  9. blurred vision
  10. confusion
  11. cough
  12. diarrhea
  13. difficulty with swallowing
  14. dizziness
  15. drowsiness
  16. fast heartbeat
  17. hallucinations
  18. headache
  19. hoarseness
  20. irritability
  21. irritation
  22. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  23. loss of bladder control
  24. loss of consciousness
  25. loss of strength or energy
  26. muscle pain or weakness
  27. nausea and vomiting
  28. pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
  29. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  30. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  31. rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  32. screaming
  33. shortness of breath
  34. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  35. sneezing
  36. sore throat
  37. stiff neck
  38. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  39. tightness in the chest
  40. total body jerking
  41. unusual bleeding or bruising
  42. unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

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. Fever of 99.5 °F or more
  2. fussiness
  3. loss of appetite
  4. mild pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site
  5. restlessness
  6. weight loss

Incidence not known

  1. Crying
  2. ear pain

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.