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. Agitation
  2. back pain
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. bleeding gums
  5. bloating
  6. blood in the urine or stools
  7. blurred vision
  8. chest pain
  9. chills
  10. coma
  11. confusion
  12. constipation
  13. cough or hoarseness
  14. difficulty in walking
  15. dizziness
  16. drooping eyelids
  17. drowsiness
  18. dry mouth
  19. lightheadedness
  20. fainting
  21. fast heartbeat
  22. fever
  23. flushed, dry skin
  24. fruit-like breath odor
  25. hallucinations
  26. headache
  27. increased hunger
  28. increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  29. increased thirst
  30. increased urination
  31. indigestion
  32. irritability
  33. jaw pain
  34. lower back or side pain
  35. mood or mental changes
  36. nosebleeds
  37. numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes
  38. pain in the fingers and toes
  39. pain in the testicles
  40. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  41. pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  42. painful or difficult urination
  43. pale skin
  44. paralysis
  45. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  46. prolonged bleeding from cuts
  47. rapid, shallow breathing
  48. seizures
  49. severe headaches of sudden onset
  50. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  51. sore throat
  52. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  53. stiff neck
  54. stomach pain
  55. sudden loss of coordination
  56. sudden onset of slurred speech
  57. sudden vision changes
  58. sweating
  59. swollen glands
  60. trouble breathing
  61. unexplained weight loss
  62. unusual bleeding or bruising
  63. unusual tiredness or weakness
  64. vomiting
  65. yellow eyes or skin

Less common

  1. Chest tightness
  2. difficulty swallowing
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. hives, itching, skin rash
  5. increase in frequency of seizures
  6. loss of appetite
  7. loss of consciousness
  8. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

Incidence not known

  1. Diarrhea
  2. nervousness
  3. pounding in the ears
  4. slow or fast heartbeat
  5. unpleasant breath odor
  6. vomiting of blood

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. 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

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.