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. Pain, itching, or swelling at the injection site

Less common

  1. Small lumps at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. chest pain
  3. cough
  4. dizziness or lightheadedness
  5. fainting
  6. fast heartbeat
  7. redness, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  8. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing

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. Hives or welts
  2. itching
  3. nausea
  4. skin rash

Less common

  1. Diarrhea

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.