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. Blurred vision
  2. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  3. headache
  4. nervousness
  5. pounding in the ears
  6. slow or fast heartbeat
  7. sweating
  8. unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. chills
  3. fever
  4. trouble breathing

Incidence not known

  1. Blue lips and fingernails
  2. confusion
  3. cough
  4. difficult, fast, noisy breathing
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. feeling of warmth
  8. hives or welts, itching, or rash
  9. hoarseness
  10. increased sweating
  11. irritation
  12. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  13. pale skin
  14. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  15. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  16. severe, sudden headache
  17. swelling in the legs and ankles
  18. 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. Cough
  2. headache
  3. nausea
  4. pain at the injection site
  5. pain in the arms or legs
  6. stomach pain
  7. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bloated
  2. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  3. dry mouth
  4. feeling sad or empty
  5. full feeling
  6. irritability
  7. joint or muscle pain
  8. lack of appetite
  9. loss of interest or pleasure
  10. passing gas
  11. restlessness
  12. sore throat
  13. tiredness
  14. trouble concentrating
  15. trouble sleeping

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.