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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, or discoloration of skin at site of injection
  2. bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  3. blurred vision
  4. chest pain
  5. chills
  6. cough
  7. dizziness
  8. feeling of pressure
  9. fever
  10. headache
  11. hives
  12. hoarseness
  13. infection, inflammation, itching, or lump at site of injection
  14. nervousness
  15. lower back or side pain
  16. painful or difficult urination
  17. pounding in the ears
  18. rapid weight gain
  19. slow or fast heartbeat
  20. tingling of hands or feet
  21. unusual weight gain or loss

Less common

  1. Thickening of the skin

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal pain or tenderness
  2. clay colored stools
  3. dark urine
  4. decreased appetite
  5. fever
  6. itching
  7. loss of appetite
  8. nausea and vomiting
  9. skin rash
  10. unusual tiredness or weakness
  11. 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. Accidental injury
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. diarrhea
  4. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  5. joint pain
  6. muscle aches and pains
  7. pain
  8. pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
  9. runny or stuffy nose
  10. shivering
  11. shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  12. sore throat
  13. sweating
  14. tightness of chest or wheezing
  15. trouble sleeping

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.