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. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. collection of blood under the skin of the injection site
  3. deep, dark purple bruise at the injection site

Incidence not known

  1. Anxiety
  2. blue-green to black skin discoloration
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  5. chest pain
  6. cough
  7. darkening of the skin
  8. difficult or labored breathing
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. dizziness or lightheadedness
  11. fainting
  12. fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  13. fever
  14. inability to speak
  15. increased hair growth in the treatment area
  16. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  17. loss of consciousness
  18. nerve injury
  19. no blood pressure or pulse
  20. noisy breathing
  21. pain, redness, or sloughing of the skin at the injection site
  22. pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. seizures
  25. severe or sudden headache
  26. shortness of breath
  27. skin rash
  28. slurred speech
  29. sores, welting, or blisters
  30. stopping of the heart
  31. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  32. temporary blindness
  33. tightness in the chest
  34. unconsciousness
  35. unusual tiredness or weakness
  36. weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  37. wheezing

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Confusion
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  4. sudden sweating

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.