Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Merative, 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. Fast heartbeat
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. fever
  4. hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  5. hoarseness
  6. irritation
  7. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  8. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  9. redness of the skin
  10. swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  11. tightness in the chest
  12. trouble breathing or swallowing

Less common

  1. Cough
  2. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  3. noisy breathing


  1. Confusion
  2. dizziness
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. sweating
  5. unusual tiredness or weakness

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. Nausea
  2. vomiting

Less common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. congestion
  3. dryness or soreness of the throat
  4. fever
  5. hoarseness
  6. runny nose
  7. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  8. voice changes

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.