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:

More common

  1. Fever

Less common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bleeding gums
  3. blood in urine or stools
  4. blurred vision
  5. body aches or pain
  6. chills
  7. constipation
  8. cough
  9. depressed mood
  10. difficulty with breathing
  11. dry mouth
  12. dry skin and hair
  13. ear congestion
  14. feeling cold
  15. flushed, dry skin
  16. fruit-like breath odor
  17. headache
  18. hoarseness or husky voice
  19. increased hunger
  20. increased thirst
  21. increased urination
  22. loss of consciousness
  23. loss of voice
  24. muscle cramps and stiffness
  25. nasal congestion
  26. nausea
  27. pinpoint red spots on skin
  28. runny nose
  29. slowed heartbeat
  30. sneezing
  31. sore throat
  32. stomachache
  33. sweating
  34. troubled breathing
  35. unexplained weight loss
  36. unusual bleeding or bruising
  37. unusual tiredness or weakness
  38. vomiting


  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. dizziness
  3. fast heartbeat
  4. hives
  5. itching
  6. noisy breathing
  7. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  8. shortness of breath
  9. skin rash
  10. tightness in the chest
  11. wheezing

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain, sudden and severe
  3. back, leg, or stomach pains
  4. bloating
  5. chest pain
  6. convulsions (seizures)
  7. dark urine
  8. fainting
  9. general body swelling
  10. hives or welts
  11. hoarseness
  12. inability to move the arms and legs
  13. indigestion
  14. irritation
  15. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  16. loss of appetite
  17. loss of bladder control
  18. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  19. muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  20. nosebleeds
  21. pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  22. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  23. pale skin
  24. paralysis
  25. rash
  26. redness of the skin
  27. shakiness and unsteady walk, unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  28. sudden loss of consciousness
  29. sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
  30. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  31. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  32. swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  33. yellowing of the 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. Red streaks on the skin, swelling, tenderness, pain, or itching at the injection site

Less common

  1. Changes in skin coloring
  2. cloudy urine
  3. diarrhea
  4. difficulty with moving
  5. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  6. hair loss, thinning of hair
  7. muscle pain or stiffness
  8. pain in the joints
  9. sleeplessness
  10. toothache
  11. trouble with sleeping
  12. unable to sleep

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.