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. Chest pain
  2. chills
  3. cough or hoarseness
  4. fever
  5. lower back or side pain
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. shortness of breath
  8. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  9. swollen glands
  10. unusual bleeding or bruising
  11. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  3. back or leg pains
  4. bleeding gums
  5. bloated abdomen or stomach
  6. blurred vision
  7. clay-colored stools
  8. confusion
  9. dark urine
  10. difficult or labored breathing
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  14. general body swelling
  15. headache
  16. hives, itching, or rash
  17. indigestion
  18. light-colored stools
  19. loss of appetite
  20. nausea and vomiting
  21. noisy breathing
  22. nosebleeds
  23. pain and fullness in right upper abdomen or stomach
  24. pale skin
  25. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  26. reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  27. sore throat
  28. sweating
  29. swelling of eyes, face, hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. unpleasant breath odor
  32. unusual lumps or masses
  33. vomiting of blood
  34. weight gain or loss
  35. 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:

Less common

  1. Indigestion
  2. passing of gas
  3. stomach fullness

Incidence not known

  1. Blue-green to black skin discoloration
  2. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  3. pain, redness, soreness, or sloughing of the skin at the injection site
  4. sores, welting, or blisters

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.