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

Less common

  1. Bladder pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. body aches or pain
  4. change in the color, amount, or odor of vaginal discharge
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  9. difficulty with breathing
  10. ear congestion
  11. frequent urge to urinate
  12. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  13. headache
  14. joint pain
  15. loss of appetite
  16. loss of voice
  17. lower back or side pain
  18. muscle aches and pains
  19. nasal congestion
  20. nausea
  21. runny nose
  22. shivering
  23. sneezing
  24. sore throat
  25. sweating
  26. trouble with sleeping
  27. unusual tiredness or weakness
  28. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. dizziness
  4. fainting
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. hives
  7. itching
  8. joint or muscle pain
  9. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. red, irritated eyes
  12. shortness of breath
  13. skin rash
  14. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  15. tightness in the chest
  16. 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. Abdominal or stomach cramps, discomfort, or pain
  2. back pain
  3. constipation
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. hives or welts
  6. indigestion
  7. red streaks on the skin
  8. redness of the skin
  9. swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site
  10. swollen joints
  11. swollen mouth and tongue
  12. unpleasant taste
  13. urge to have bowel movement

Less common

  1. Congestion
  2. heavy bleeding
  3. hoarseness
  4. pain
  5. stuffy or runny nose
  6. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  7. trouble with swallowing
  8. voice changes


  1. Changes in menstrual periods
  2. decreased sexual ability in males
  3. depressed mood
  4. dry skin and hair
  5. dry, puffy skin
  6. feeling cold
  7. hair loss
  8. nervousness
  9. rectal bleeding
  10. red, scaling, or crusted skin
  11. sensitivity to heat
  12. severe abdominal or stomach pain
  13. severe diarrhea
  14. slowed heartbeat
  15. sweating
  16. swelling of the front part of the neck
  17. weight gain
  18. weight loss

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.