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. Inability to move the legs or arms
  2. paralysis of one side of the body


  1. Faintness
  2. feeling of warmth
  3. skin rash, hives, welts, itching, or redness
  4. itching, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  5. loss of vision
  6. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  7. tightness of the throat

Incidence not known

  1. Chills
  2. confusion
  3. coughing
  4. difficult or labored breathing
  5. difficulty with speaking
  6. difficulty with swallowing
  7. dizziness
  8. double vision
  9. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  10. fever
  11. headache
  12. hoarseness
  13. inability to move the facial muscles
  14. muscle or joint pain
  15. sore throat
  16. voice changes

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Blurred vision
  2. chest pain
  3. dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  4. fast or irregular heartbeat
  5. increased sweating
  6. irritability
  7. nausea
  8. nervousness
  9. sweating

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. Frequent urge to urinate
  2. stomach discomfort

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. diarrhea
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. stuffy or runny nose
  5. trouble sleeping
  6. unusual tiredness or weakness
  7. vomiting

Incidence not known

  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 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.