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. Chills
  2. cough
  3. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  4. fever
  5. noisy breathing
  6. tightness in the chest
  7. troubled breathing
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Bluish coloring of the lips or nail beds
  2. burning sensation in the head
  3. faintness or lightheadedness


  1. Difficulty with swallowing
  2. hives or welts
  3. itching, especially of the feet or hands
  4. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  5. swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose

Incidence not known

  1. Back, leg, or stomach pains
  2. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  3. change in vision
  4. changes in urination
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. cold, clammy, or pale skin
  7. confusion
  8. convulsions
  9. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  10. fever
  11. headache that is severe and occurs suddenly
  12. light-colored stools
  13. loss of consciousness
  14. low blood pressure or pulse
  15. muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  16. nausea or vomiting
  17. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  18. shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  19. skin blisters
  20. slow breathing
  21. slurred speech that occurs suddenly
  22. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  23. sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  24. sweating
  25. swelling in the legs and ankles
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. unusual bleeding or bruising
  28. yellow 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. Diarrhea
  2. dizziness
  3. headache
  4. joint pain
  5. muscle pain
  6. redness, swelling, itching, or pain at the injection site
  7. skin rash

Less common

  1. Hip pain
  2. leg cramps

Incidence not known

  1. Feeling of warmth
  2. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  3. stomach pain
  4. swollen glands
  5. tiredness
  6. weakness

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.