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. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. bleeding gums
  4. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  5. blood in the urine or stools
  6. blurred vision
  7. body aches or pain
  8. chest pain
  9. confusion
  10. convulsions
  11. cough or hoarseness
  12. difficulty with breathing
  13. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  14. drowsiness
  15. dry mouth
  16. ear congestion
  17. fever and chills
  18. flushed, dry skin
  19. fruit-like breath odor
  20. headache
  21. hives or welts
  22. increased hunger
  23. increased thirst
  24. increased urination
  25. itching
  26. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  27. lower back or side pain
  28. nausea
  29. nervousness
  30. noisy breathing
  31. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  32. painful or difficult urination
  33. pale skin
  34. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  35. pounding in the ears
  36. shortness of breath
  37. skin rash
  38. slow or fast heartbeat
  39. sneezing
  40. sore throat
  41. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  42. stuffy or runny nose
  43. sweating
  44. swelling of the tongue or throat
  45. swollen glands
  46. tightness of the chest
  47. tingling of the hands or feet
  48. troubled breathing with exertion
  49. unusual bleeding or bruising
  50. unusual tiredness or weakness
  51. unusual weight gain or loss
  52. vomiting

Less common

  1. Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  2. blisters in the mouth
  3. blisters on the trunk, scalp, or other areas
  4. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feeling
  5. burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
  6. decreased frequency and amount of urination
  7. diarrhea
  8. difficulty with moving
  9. discouragement
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. irregular heartbeat
  12. irritability
  13. joint or muscle pain
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of interest or pleasure
  16. muscle cramps
  17. muscle pain or stiffness
  18. numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  19. pain at the injection site
  20. pain, swelling, or redness in the joints
  21. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  22. red, itchy lining of the eye
  23. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  24. stabbing pain
  25. trouble concentrating
  26. trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach cramps
  2. blue-yellow color blindness
  3. blurred vision or other change in vision
  4. burning or stinging of the skin
  5. decreased vision
  6. dilated neck veins
  7. dry cough
  8. extreme fatigue
  9. eye pain, tearing
  10. feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  11. irregular breathing
  12. nosebleed
  13. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  14. sensitivity of the eye to light
  15. severe abdominal or stomach pain
  16. severe vomiting, sometimes with blood
  17. sores, welting, or blisters
  18. swelling, stiffness, redness, or warmth around many joints
  19. swollen and inflamed joints
  20. swollen lymph glands
  21. vision loss

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. Fear
  2. increased cough
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. night sweats
  5. throat irritation

Less common

  1. Agitation or anxiety
  2. change in taste
  3. dry eyes
  4. excessive muscle tone
  5. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  6. heartburn
  7. increase in body movements
  8. lightheadedness
  9. muscle tension
  10. pain or redness at the injection site
  11. sensation of spinning
  12. sleepiness
  13. swelling of the stomach

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.