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. Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  2. rapid weight gain
  3. tingling of the hands or feet
  4. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Difficult or labored breathing
  2. shortness of breath
  3. tightness in the chest
  4. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chest pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. fever
  6. flushing or redness of the skin
  7. hives or welts
  8. itching
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  11. painful or difficult urination
  12. severe and sudden headache
  13. skin rash
  14. slurred speech
  15. sore throat
  16. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  17. sudden loss of coordination
  18. sudden and severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  19. sudden unexplained shortness of breath
  20. swollen glands
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising
  22. unusual tiredness or weakness
  23. vaginal bleeding
  24. vision changes

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. Back pain
  2. bladder pain
  3. bloody or cloudy urine
  4. body aches or pain
  5. bone pain
  6. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  7. depression
  8. diarrhea
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. dizziness
  12. dryness or soreness of the throat
  13. feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
  14. feeling of warmth or heat
  15. feeling sad or empty
  16. frequent urge to urinate
  17. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  18. headache
  19. hoarseness
  20. irritability
  21. joint pain
  22. lack or loss of appetite
  23. lack or loss of strength
  24. loss of interest or pleasure
  25. lower back or side pain
  26. muscle aches and pains
  27. muscle stiffness
  28. nausea
  29. pain at the injection site
  30. pain in the arms or legs
  31. pelvic pain
  32. shivering
  33. skin rash
  34. stomach pain
  35. sudden sweating
  36. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  37. trouble concentrating
  38. trouble with swallowing
  39. unable to sleep
  40. voice changes
  41. vomiting
  42. weight loss

Less common

  1. Nervousness
  2. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  3. pale skin

Incidence not known

  1. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. sensation of spinning

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.