Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM 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. decreased vision
  3. difficulty with swallowing or speaking
  4. double vision
  5. dry eyes
  6. eye pain
  7. hoarseness
  8. itching of the eyes
  9. muscle or bone pain
  10. muscle weakness
  11. problems with focusing of the eyes
  12. seeing double
  13. seizures
  14. stuffy or runny nose
  15. sore throat
  16. voice changes

Less common

  1. Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  2. body aches or pain
  3. chills
  4. cough
  5. cough producing mucus
  6. diarrhea
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. ear congestion
  9. fever
  10. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  11. headache
  12. itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  13. joint pain
  14. loss of appetite
  15. loss of voice
  16. muscle aches and pains
  17. nausea
  18. shivering
  19. sneezing
  20. stiff muscles
  21. sweating
  22. tightness in the chest
  23. trouble sleeping
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. vomiting

Incidence not known

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. change in color vision
  3. difficulty seeing at night
  4. dizziness
  5. fast heartbeat
  6. flushing or redness of the skin
  7. hives, itching, rash
  8. increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  9. partial or slight paralysis of the face
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. unusually warm skin

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
  2. dry mouth

Less common

  1. Drooping upper eyelids
  2. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

Incidence not known

  1. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  3. sensation of spinning

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.