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:

Less common

  1. Bone or muscle pain
  2. changes in behavior
  3. dark urine
  4. discouragement
  5. feeling sad or empty
  6. headache
  7. irritability
  8. loss of appetite
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  12. stomach pain
  13. thoughts of hurting oneself
  14. trouble concentrating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. unusual tiredness or weakness
  17. yellow eyes or skin


  1. Anxiety
  2. back pain
  3. chest pain or tightness
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. hives, itching skin, rash
  9. light-colored stools
  10. noisy breathing
  11. numbness of the mouth
  12. redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
  13. redness of the skin
  14. stomach cramps
  15. sweating
  16. trouble breathing
  17. upper right stomach pain

Incidence not known

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. chills
  3. cloudy or blood urine
  4. fever
  5. high blood pressure
  6. painful or difficult urination
  7. sore throat
  8. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  9. swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  10. swollen glands
  11. unusual bleeding or bruising

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 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. small lumps under the skin

Less common

  1. Bloated
  2. collection of blood under skin
  3. deep, dark purple bruise
  4. difficulty in moving
  5. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  6. full feeling
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. increased weight
  9. joint pain
  10. lack or loss of strength
  11. muscle aches, cramps, pains, or stiffness
  12. passing gas

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.