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:

More common

  1. Chills
  2. cough
  3. fever
  4. sneezing
  5. sore throat

Less common

  1. Congestion in the chest
  2. depression
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. frequent or painful urination
  5. itching, pain, redness, or swelling on the skin
  6. joint or muscle stiffness, tightness, or rigidity
  7. shortness of breath
  8. stomach discomfort or pain

Incidence not known

  1. bladder pain
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  4. blue-yellow color blindness
  5. blurred vision
  6. chest discomfort or pain
  7. cloudy or bloody urine
  8. confusion
  9. convulsions
  10. darkened urine
  11. decreased urine output
  12. decreased vision
  13. diarrhea
  14. difficult, irregular, troubled, or labored breathing (or difficulty in breathing gets worse)
  15. difficulty with moving
  16. dilated neck veins
  17. double vision
  18. extreme fatigue
  19. eye pain
  20. feeling sad or empty
  21. fruit-like breath odor
  22. general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  23. generalized pain
  24. heartburn or indigestion
  25. high blood pressure
  26. inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  27. irregular heartbeat
  28. joint or muscle pain
  29. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  30. lightheadedness
  31. loss of consciousness
  32. muscle tenderness
  33. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  34. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  35. problems with bowel or bladder function
  36. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  37. red, scaling, or crusted skin
  38. severe and continuing nausea
  39. severe numbness, especially on one side of the face or body
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  42. swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  43. tenderness
  44. tightness in the chest
  45. trouble concentrating
  46. trouble sleeping
  47. unexplained weight loss
  48. unusual bleeding or bruising
  49. unusual tiredness or weakness
  50. vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  51. weight loss
  52. wheezing
  53. yellow eyes or skin

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. loss of energy or weakness
  3. nausea and vomiting
  4. pain or burning in the throat
  5. redness or itching, pain, or swelling at the site of injection (under the skin)
  6. runny or stuffy nose

Less common

  1. Bumps below the skin
  2. depression
  3. dry eyes
  4. dry mouth
  5. hair loss or thinning
  6. heartburn
  7. irritation or soreness of the mouth
  8. itching, redness, or tearing of the eye
  9. skin rash

Incidence not known

  1. Altered sense of taste
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numb, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  3. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  4. feeling of warmth or heat
  5. flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
  6. loss of appetite
  7. sweating
  8. weight gain

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.