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. Fever more than 103 degrees F

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. difficulty with breathing
  5. ear congestion
  6. fever
  7. headache
  8. loss of voice
  9. nasal congestion
  10. runny nose
  11. sneezing
  12. sore throat
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. convulsions
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficulty with swallowing
  8. dizziness
  9. fast heartbeat
  10. hives
  11. itching
  12. joint or muscle pain
  13. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  14. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  15. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  16. red, irritated eyes
  17. shortness of breath
  18. skin rash
  19. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  20. tightness in the chest
  21. unusual bleeding or bruising
  22. 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. Hard lumps, pain, redness, soreness, swelling, or warmth at the injection site
  2. irritability
  3. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  4. unusual, high-pitched crying

Less common

  1. Earache
  2. loss of appetite
  3. redness or swelling in the ear
  4. vomiting
  5. weight loss

Rare

  1. Sore mouth or tongue
  2. white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
  3. white patches with diaper rash

Incidence not known

  1. Hives or welts
  2. redness of 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.