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. Aggression
  2. agitation
  3. anxiety
  4. blurred vision
  5. decrease in the amount of urine
  6. dizziness
  7. fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  8. headache
  9. irritability
  10. mental depression
  11. mood changes
  12. nervousness
  13. noisy, rattling breathing
  14. numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  15. pounding in the ears
  16. shortness of breath
  17. swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  18. trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  19. troubled breathing at rest
  20. weight gain

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal cramping and/or burning (severe)
  2. abdominal pain
  3. backache
  4. bloody, black, or tarry stools
  5. cough or hoarseness
  6. darkening of skin
  7. decreased vision
  8. diarrhea
  9. dry mouth
  10. eye pain
  11. eye tearing
  12. facial hair growth in females
  13. fainting
  14. fatigue
  15. fever or chills
  16. flushed, dry skin
  17. fractures
  18. fruit-like breath odor
  19. full or round face, neck, or trunk
  20. heartburn and/or indigestion (severe and continuous)
  21. increased hunger
  22. increased thirst
  23. increased urination
  24. loss of appetite
  25. loss of sexual desire or ability
  26. lower back or side pain
  27. menstrual irregularities
  28. muscle pain or tenderness
  29. muscle wasting or weakness
  30. nausea
  31. pain in back, ribs, arms, or legs
  32. painful or difficult urination
  33. skin rash
  34. sleeplessness
  35. sweating
  36. trouble healing
  37. trouble sleeping
  38. unexplained weight loss
  39. unusual tiredness or weakness
  40. vision changes
  41. vomiting
  42. vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds

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:

Incidence not known

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. bruising
  3. dry, scaly skin
  4. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  5. full or bloated feeling
  6. increased appetite
  7. increased hair growth on the face, forehead, back, arms, and legs
  8. large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
  9. pimples
  10. pitting or depression of the skin at the injection site
  11. reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  12. redness of the skin
  13. redness, swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site
  14. sensation of spinning
  15. small, red, or purple spots on the skin
  16. thin, fragile, or shiny skin
  17. thinning of the scalp hair

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.