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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Body aches or pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. difficulty with breathing
  6. ear congestion
  7. fever
  8. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  9. headache
  10. joint pain
  11. loss of appetite
  12. loss of voice
  13. muscle aches and pains
  14. nausea
  15. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  16. shivering
  17. sneezing
  18. sore throat
  19. stuffy or runny nose
  20. sweating
  21. tightness of the chest or trouble breathing
  22. trouble sleeping
  23. unusual tiredness or weakness
  24. vomiting

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. bleeding from the gums or nose
  3. bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  4. chest pain
  5. dizziness
  6. eye pain
  7. fainting
  8. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  9. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  10. hoarseness
  11. lower back or side pain
  12. painful or difficult urination
  13. rapid weight gain
  14. ringing in the ears
  15. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  16. tingling of the hands or feet
  17. unusual bleeding or bruising
  18. unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  1. Blindness
  2. blistering, peeling, loosening of the skin
  3. blue-yellow color blindness
  4. blurred vision
  5. dark-colored urine
  6. decreased vision
  7. diarrhea
  8. eye pain
  9. general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  10. itching
  11. joint or muscle pain
  12. light-colored stools
  13. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  14. red, irritated eyes
  15. red, scaling, or crusted skin
  16. stomach pain, continuing
  17. yellow eyes or 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. rash

Incidence not known

  1. Hair loss or thinning of the 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.